Monday, January 31, 2011

Common Crows in place of birds

End of the month, few birds around, so here's three Common Crows.


Stick insect too shy to look me in the eye.


And an Agile Wallaby bridging the gap between us.


Best day's species count for January: 57. Very low 92 for the month. Escaped Cyclone Anthony with barely a breeze last night but powerful Yasi looms over Wednesday/Thursday.
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11 comments:

mick said...

Three butterflies on one stem! Wow! And I can't even get one to sit still for a photo!

Tyto Tony said...

Most of the time I can't either. One day might get them all in focus.

Snail said...

It's been a good season for butterflies! Are crows the ones with the amazing mirrored pupae?

Good luck with Yasi. Keep dry!

Tyto Tony said...

Mirrored pupae? Knowing a few names is almost total extent my butterfly info. Don't even have library's field guide with me.

Let's hope we all stay safe when Yasi monsters us.

Snail said...

Here's a pic from the Australian Museum site. I've seen the pupae on oleander, I think. My goodness, I'm getting vague!

Denis Wilson said...

Hi Tony.
Are you being evacuated?
Thinking of possible storm surge. Sounds nasty.
Best of luck.
Denis

Tyto Tony said...

Hi Bronwen: Not so vague as me, I think. But I'm almost certain haven't ever seen such a chrysalis.

Hi Denis: Sitting tight. Yasi sticking to beeline mostly west. Sad and very menacing for Cairns: less violent for Ingham. And storm surge not a factor for us 15kms from coast.

Rain and wind picking up intensity right now (noon, Wed).

Neil said...

Hope all goes well with Yasi stay safe.

Tyto Tony said...

Hi Neil: Sat out Larry in caravan but even before police came and ordered all out of vans I'd decided to get into a nice solid unit at Palm Tree park. Though it means missing being rocked to sleep :-)

geoff from barham said...

Sorry to be picky, but isn't no. 2 a preying (or praying) mantis?

Tyto Tony said...

Oops! Other things preying on my mind.