Sunday, December 18, 2011

Bush-hen nothing to crow about

Cackling aplenty in Tyto lately, but only image of Pale-vented Bush-hen (Amaurornis moluccana) nothing to crow about. Early onset of Wet hasn't helped, with cover everywhere thicker than usual.


Rains also mean less action overhead. Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia) showed up this week, turned up its nose at fish floating belly-up (too large, probably) and left with tongue hanging out.
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3 comments:

Snail said...

Let's hope it's a rather more modest wet season than the last one!

Tyto Tony said...

Amen to that - though I fear otherwise.

wildwings said...

Well the early rains we had in October certainly kick started the growth here and it hasn't stopped. The cattle pasture on the road into Daintree is so lush the cattle are wading through it and Magpie geese attracted by the seed heads are only just visible.