Wednesday, November 3, 2010

White-browed Robins repay patience

Targets for birders in Tyto include White-browed Robin (Poecilodryas superciliosa). Impatient group the other day quit quickly. Ten minutes later the bird above flitted here, there and everywhere among trees near the lookout knoll.


More bustling activity by the bird and its partner yesterday - and hungry calls - led to this sturdy juvenile.


Stick around long enough and the birds pop up, and occasionally almost accept the intrusion.


Thus, another crack at capturing magic of Little Black Cormorant (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris) eye colour.

 Finally, another eye. Common Tree Snake (Dendrelaphis punctulata) stretches out along top strand of fence wire in morning sun this week.     
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4 comments:

Gouldiae said...

G'day Tony,
Your patience did pay off - love that first Robin shot. What a strong looking bill compared to our dainty little things down here!
Great work. Great way to start the day.
Regards,
Gouldiae.

Tyto Tony said...

Yep. Though smallish, White-broweds are sturdy and a bit more flycatcherish, even whistlerish in their foraging.

mick said...

Hmm! You say it's patience but I would guess a good bit of local knowledge and birding expertise as well!

Tyto Tony said...

Well, yes. But in general, stand still and see what turns up is a good way to do birding.