Monday, May 31, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Many honeyeaters today and yesterday found large Amethystine Python in pandanus no joke. It proved camera shy, so snake-cringers can relax.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
For those hungering after facts: Nest build: 30 days; sit 15 days; feed/fledge 15 days.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Even so, only the rarity of the breeding in Tyto led me to many quick checks on the nest. Too much temptation to hang around and risk driving birds off or otherwise putting the parents or eggs in harm's way.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Updates: Shining Flycatchers still feeding two chicks. Jacana families all OK.
Friday, May 14, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Updates: Male Comb-crested Jacana stays glued to surviving youngster. Three other families: four, three and two immatures. Plus two youngsters now independent.
Monday, May 10, 2010
Updates: Male Comb-crested Jacana still almost glued to surviving youngster. Shining Flycatchers now feeding x? hatchlings.
Bird in the hand worth two in the bush, so what's a snake-in-hand worth? Not two in the grass. Palmful of foul fluids, that's what...
Never seen a snake cry? Small Keelback (Freshwater Snake) appears to offer a tear upon seeing me today. But the dewdrop was deceptive....
Nine o'clock and pre-midnight fireworks for families boom in the background. What can compete? Too far from poles to dream of...
Isn't Santa just Christmas? Asked North Pole person (PC post!) to magic iffy shot of Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfisher and Ho Ho Ho jo...