Life in and around tropical Queensland wetlands
Two lovely portraits!
My favourites Fishers Tony!When I was in FNQ we had a resident family who were quite tame. Then an 3rd bird appeared and all hell broke loose. Newcomer chased off.Re your last post about tick loving twitchers - it was taking close ups of the cockatoos that I was rewarded with my very own Paralysis Tick. I was sitting on the grass when I got it, so you can guess where it ended up! Hint: I had to have someone else remove it for me...
G'day Tony,Nice looking bird, but did whever was in charge have to make kingfisher bills so out of proportion?Regards.
Thanks RussellHi Cindy: I've dug a few out too. The little ones burrowing into groin and armpit being hardest to needle out. Gidday Gouldiae: Grab big prey - including armoured beetles - at speed and batter against branches, and you'd be thankful for a big tough bill too!
I've painted these guys many times, and every single time I think I've got their bill out of proportion. I remind myself with all the photos (especially with juicy fat Asian geckoes in them)that they really ARE that large.Yes "groin" would be close to the mark for the tick I was intimately aquainted with!
Hi Tony, hope you don't mind but I've linked your Forest Kingfisher post to my own Forest Kingfisher post - you're the inspiration behind it!http://www.artistsblog.com.au/2011/05/19/calender-kingfishers/Cheers,Cindy
You're more than welcome!
A beautiful bird but you can keep the ticks.
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