Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Friday, November 20, 2015
Monday, November 16, 2015
Friday, November 13, 2015
Monday, November 9, 2015
It all seems so easy, but most Whistling and Black Kites do not exhibit any skill at taking live fish or eels, even after seeing others of their species make catches.
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Friday, October 30, 2015
Monday, October 26, 2015
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Give up? Don't care? Haven't a clue?
Taking a three-year back limit - because ebird listing really took off about then - you'll get 216 species for Tyto. For the top Australian hotspots: Townsville Town Common, 271 listed, 242 in past 3yrs; Werribee Treatment Ponds 263, 227; Cairns Foreshore 259, 194.
All pictures from recent Tyto outings: Pelican, Shining Bronze Cuckoo, Pied Imperial Pigeon, Yellow-billed Spoonbill, Yellow Oriole, Little Friarbird
Thursday, October 15, 2015
... and Anna V, my Beatrice, Italy and Port Douglas,
has gone too, probably to somewhere in South America
At Paluma Falls on a divine day
Along the way a comely vision came
Name of Anna V but Beatrice,
The dream darling of Dante, she became.
Guide in Aligheri's allegory,
Beauty and sweet reason shine in her name.
If only my weak art led to such glory
As matched the desire to praise
To the skies - with God as my jury
Without lust or lies - the warmest gaze,
Open mind and eyes, the touching play
Of trusting hand and gentle winning ways.
Her name is Anna V but Beatrice
Is she to me, her wannabe Dante.
Terza rima Tony