Wednesday, October 26, 2011

On the water front ...

Week's showers reflooded Tyto reedbeds and brought Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola) in yesterday: first small wader for many months.


Same reeds, less peaceful some days ago: Intermediate Egrets (Ardea intermedia) squabble over territory.


Intermediates have enviable strike rate, but no luck this time.


Comb-crested Jacana (Irediparra gallinacea) looks for slower-moving prey. 


And Pacific Heron (Ardea pacifica) stands above the fray.
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1 comment:

Denis Wilson said...

Great shots, esp the pair of Egrets, Tony.
The closer shot of the Intermediate Egret is very good, but the posing of the other shot is just fantastic.
I know they did it themselves, but I'll give you the credit for catching the image.
Denis