Life in and around tropical Queensland wetlands
WOW!What a great sequence you captured...stunning.
Wow indeed! Plus I had a chuckle over it all - all that effort and juggling for one small fish!
Well done! A great catch for both of you.
That bird makes juggling a catfish seem like a doddle! I think I'll leave it to the experts.Great sequence.
Great series. I wonder how many they need in one day.
And how did he find that fish under all the azolla (or whatever that pondweed is)?
Thanks Andy.Even more effort than you'd think, Mick: 30-40 or so juggles.Thanks Alan.Hi Bronwen: Don't think catfish would be on Darter's menu. Bit spiny, aren't they?Hi Boobook: Seems enough light gets through for Darters and Cormorants to see fish. The pool is only knee-deep.
Hi Tony .At the risk of giving you a swollen head, Tony, let me add my congratulations, too.Great sequence..I always thought they swallowed fish head first, to deal with the spines..Seemingly not!CheersDenis
Hi Denis: Head-first usually, but not so vital if fish lacks dorsal spines, as seems case with swallowed species (whatever it is: fish, like many things in nature, are largely a mystery to me).
Great set Tony.Sort of thing I'd feel lucky to see with the naked eye, let alone get some shots of - brilliant.Gouldiae.
What an incredible series Tony. I love that second shot, by itself you might think the fish got away but not today.
Exceptional! And you had it right: how to catch a fish after catching a fish. Great photos!
I join in with the congratulations of this great sequence. Good work.Gunnar Engblom, Lima, Peru
W O W !
Thanks a lot, Jason, Gunnar and Jan.
Yes, they do that a lot dont they?! Wonderful birds to photograph and also just look at.By the way, is that red stuff the azolla fern?Do check out my darter sries when you have the time and inclination!http://madraswanderer.blogspot.com/2009/02/bird-that-craved-for-ramp.html
Hi flowergirl: Indeed it is azolla. Liked your Darter series and its tailpiece of pictures showing fish on way to being swallowed.
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