Thursday, December 3, 2009

Stacking up some aerial shots


Stack of Magpie Geese (Anseranas semipalmata) about the place at present. They don't always present so obligingly stacked as this shot from earlier today. Nor have too many presented overhead as did the one below.



Also caught in midair, an Intermediate Egret (Ardea intermedia) sets off beady-eyed to drive another away from its patch near the centre of the main lagoon (parts of which are again drying after last month's unseasonal 250mm of rain).


Plenty of Purple Swamphens (Porphyrio porphyrio) lately, though proving difficult to sneak up on. Seems they always have the odds stacked in their favour. For the present ...

5 comments:

Mosura said...

They'll need to build a second runway to accommodate all those incoming geese :-)

Tyto Tony said...

Auto reply to all runways everywhere: Nimby!

Snail said...

The next thing you know they'll be complaining about the baggage retrieval system at Heathrow!

They were very considerate geese. I hope they didn't all land on top of one another.

Denis Wilson said...

Great shots and nice story, as usual, Tony.
Stacked, stacking? You were working on a pun there, but pulled out just before the inevitable "stack". Ill do it for you.
Cheers
Denis

Tyto Tony said...

Hi Bronwen: Sneaky flattened perspective exaggerated the stack.

Hi Denis: Ouch, I'm hurt. Slate my pix, but never accuse ex-sub of missing pun: first word in blog text.