Big male Agile Wallaby sploshed up below the hide in Tyto today and started tucking into tasty para grass. Nothing odd in that. But ...
It then purposefully walked into deep water, swam a narrow channel, and clambered noisily and vanished into an island of inedible, water-bound scleria. Wallabies take to water if threatened, but this unalarmed animal chose to be on an island offering no food or dry land. A mystery after seven years of watching wallabies in the wetlands. Click pix to enlarge
Seldom capture tidy grouping of Red-backed Fairy-wrens (Malurus melanocephalus) so above in Tyto today worth more than one picture.
Even though slightly distant trio rapidly became duo.
Also rather distant, Australian Reed-Warbler (Acrocephalus australis). Scleria is lately 'alive' with them. (Also suddenly noisily prominent, Tawny Grassbirds, in shrubby bladey grass.) Click pix to enlarge
Red-backed Fairy-wren (Malurus melanocephalus) takes off in Tyto yesterday.
Split-second earlier, sharper, but looking wrong way. Timing is all ...
But all ain't what it used to be. Total count of species for February and March: 77; roughly 20-30 below pre-Yasi expectations, though La Nina must also be counted contributor to the shortfall. Click pix to enlarge