Egret enjoys large catch
Intermediate Egret (Ardea intermedia) comes up with tasty catch in Tyto, just as I was pondering their failure to grab anything large enough to be clearly seen before swallowing. Can't recall seeing many such big prizes, which Great Egrets routinely take.
Less lively tucker for Olive-backed Sunbird (Nectarinia jugularis), though this wild passionfruit didn't pass the taste test. Can't blame the bird for shunning sour green fruit.
Male Red-backed Fairy-wren (Malurus melanocephalus) isn't interested in eating its portion of African TulipTree flower. "Look at me in all my colourfulness," is the signal to female wrens. Can't say I've noticed many respond positively.
Red-browed Finch (Neochmia temporalis) almost a tasty catch in quest for better pictures of the shy little birds. Can't get them to pose long enoughand turn heads to me!