Often have picture or two tucked away waiting for complementary image. Above Northern Fantail (Rhipidura rufiventris) from last week strikes a great pose, but hides almost all the plumage details that identify the species.
Today, this bird obliged, presenting helpful view of soft breast streaking and delicate lower colouring.
Seldom any difficulty identifying Willie Wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys). Hoped to partner above bird with flight picture, possibly with prey being taken.
All came to nothing much. Time to clear the file and move on.
Moving on even more quickly this morning from this idea. Four-in-one - Agile Wallaby and Great Egret mirrored - seemed promising, from a distance!
Updates: Male Comb-crested Jacana still almost glued to surviving youngster. Shining Flycatchers now feeding x? hatchlings.
Months of seeing back half of snake slipping away into long Town Common grass without being absolutely sure of species ended with Greater Black Whipsnake yesterday finally presenting front half to camera. The para grass surrounding the pool at Payets tower is probably home to more than six snake species. Mostly they're seen when swimming across open water.
One of their prey targets, Two-lined Dragon well out of snake danger on bonnet of Troopy. Nope, not my doing. It appeared from 'nowhere' the other morn. Clear bonnet one second, Dragon hood ornament the next. Odd, because dragon claws don't grip like skinks'. As seen when it nipped through open driver's door to inside Troopy but was easily scooped up as it kept trying to scale rubber matting over transmission tunnel, getting halfway up only to slide back down again.
Wouldn't be easy scooping metre's worth of Yellow-spotted Monitor from inside Troopy. But though the invitation's been made a few ti…