Sidling up on Brolgas - and a salty
Used the Camry hide to (s)idle up on Brolgas (Grus rubicunda) at roadside pool near Ingham today.
Immature bird even less alarmed than parent (top picture). Useless snippet: one of Australia's largest birds comes with one of shortest names.
Also looming large just down the highway, at Cattle Creek, two-metre-plus saltwater crocodile. Yesterday's picture. Today, very quick into water, possibly on to pattern in my appearances.
Definitely non-threatening, pair of Olive-backed Sunbirds (Nectarinia jugularis) show typical cheek on tourists' campervan at Jourama Falls yesterday.
Also at Jourama, Wompoo Fruit-Dove (Ptilinopus magnificus).
Bird busy defending food tree from - among others - Topknot Pigeon (Lopholaimus antarcticus). Both species more often found in higher forest - before Cyclone Yasi.
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