Saturday, May 14, 2011

Wandering companionably around Tyto

Wandering Whistling-Ducks (Dendrocygna arcuata) breeding attractively in Tyto.


Just one of the species Barbara of Wildwings and Swampythings admired when we met by chance for an interesting and chatty circuit around the main lagoon this week.


Highlight was her sighting of a Little Bittern, tucked away in distant tall grass on the edge of a scleria island. Too obscured and far off for worthwhile picture.


Also chanced upon a bounding Bandicoot, but came up short on White-browed Crakes, though did hear one or two. Recent sighting above.    


AND: Coming up this way? Ignore the closed signs at info centre and gate. Shire worried about liability if visitors tumble over four or five trees still across two side tracks, or get pounced upon by snakes in ankle-high grass!
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2 comments:

Artoholic said...

Wonderful images and adventures as always Tony!

You can keep the bandicoots - 1000 ticks or more on each one!

Cheers,

Cindy

Tyto Tony said...

But bird watchers love ticks!