Friday, October 8, 2010

Wet scenes swamp the dry season

Water, water everywhere - and it's the dry season! Recent Tyto scenes. Green Pygmy-goose (Nettapus pulchellus) pair on the main lagoon, close to capacity.


White-browed Crake (Amaurornis cinerea) steps down scleria toward water that would usually be at least 30cm lower at this time of year.  


Willie Wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys) pauses between terrorising passing dragonflies, on perch that should be over drying mud.

Masked Lapwing (Vanellus miles) shows wing spurs on flight past the lookout.  Nothing unusual here, watery background simply suits the theme.
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2 comments:

mick said...

The White-browed Crake is especially good - all the water has made great backgrounds for your birds! You've have more rain than we have - ours has been mostly drizzle. 28mm came down in one quick shower this a.m. and we are due to get more this week-end. This is not good weather for kayaking :-(

Tyto Tony said...

Nor for cycling with camera and binos around the neck! And months of wet to come :-(