Thursday, April 29, 2010

Cotton allows closer approach

Closer look at female Cotton Pygmy-goose (Nettapus coromandelianus). Male gone.

Female today remarkably unflighty.

Allowed me to walk to lagoon edge, about 20 metres from it feeding alone.

Updates: Comb-crested Jacana still on four eggs. Seems juvenile Jacana quads reduced to three in one family, two in the other. Shining Flycatchers still on x? eggs.


And here's a six-year first: yabby (Cherax spp) on a walking track. But no sign of Dodos ...

8 comments:

Denis Wilson said...

Great Yabby, Tony.
What about the Flintstones?
Yabba-Dabba-Doo?
Denis

Mark Young said...

The Pygmy-goose looks great. Such a cute little bird.

Mosura said...

Wonderful shots of the Cotton Pygmy-goose.

mick said...

Great shots of the Pygmy-goose. The color of the water is great too.

Tyto Tony said...

Hi Denis: Find Fred's yabbering no longer works for me. But Seinfeld still does me.

Hi 3Ms: Nice to get glimpse of the Cotton's subtle colouring. BTW, two males and female yest. Gone today (Sat).

Gouldiae said...

G'day Tony,
Are they sedentary? Might still be in the vicinity. Nice to see them, they'd be a bit unusual wouldn't they?
Gouldiae

Tyto Tony said...

Hi Gouldiae: Yabbies move around. Nah, just kidding. Cottons come and go, mainly go. They like deeper water than Tyto.

Tyto Tony said...

Hi Gouldiae: Yabbies move around. Nah, just kidding. Cottons come and go, mainly go. They like deeper water than Tyto.