Santa presents Little Bittern presence

Look what Santa brought me today in Tyto! Live Australian Little Bittern (Ixobrychus dubius) to play with. 

Just the present for a birding boy, though asking for its presence is a tall order.

And it didn't really want to play very much at all. But that'll do me. Thanks, Santa! And Merry Xmas faithful followers.
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mick said…
A very nice Christmas present indeed! And nice photos as per usual!
All we've been brought down here is the remnants of a tropical cyclone which brought 5 inches of rain overnight and more today! It doesn't look like much Christmas cheer for tomorrow!
Denis Wilson said…
Well Tony,
Santa must have thought you were "good" or else you are a good actor.
Enjoy the New Year.
Keep your head down in the next cyclone, if it comes your way.
I suppose, given your location, you also need to keep your head up (out of water).
Best wishes.
Tyto Tony said…
Hi Mick: Sorry about the rain, but let's hope that's all the cyclones deliver on us this season.

Hi Denis: Acting well enough to trick Santa! He always knows who's been naughty and nice. I'll keep a sharp head on my shoulders and you keep up the lively recovery. Cheers.
Snail said…
Santa certainly picked out just the right present for you, Tony. I hope there are a few more under the Tyto tree. Merry Christmas!
Tyto Tony said…
And a very fruitful festive season to you, Bronwyn.

Gidday Andy: All the best for 2012. It's hitting 34C here by 10am these days, bit warmer, I guess, than your temps?
Gouldiae said…
G'day Tony,
Best wishes to you too. Thanks for all the GREAT reports through 2011 - love your work. You certainly reside in bird-central up there.

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