Thursday, December 22, 2011

Black Bitterns ever watchful

The rains begin and Black Bitterns (Ixobrychus flavicollis) get busy in many shadowed Tyto pools. Haven't had luck catching them standing about in water. 

But they have stopped flying far off when first spooked, being content to gain a tree and watch me try to get close - then flying far off! (Female above, male top.)
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