Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Bittern in the light: owl in the night

Four Black Bitterns (Ixobrychus flavicollis) in Tyto today but no image to match the above, taken from the highway at a temporary pool near Ingham the other morning.

Another image standing around for a bit, Intermediate Egret (Ardea intermedia), atop a Leichhardt tree.

And a little night visitor to the caravan park a while back, young Barking Owl (Ninox connivens) waits for parent to bring in some dinner.
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2 comments:

Chris Steeles said...

Excellent photo of the Bittern! Cool looking birds!

Tyto Tony said...

Cool indeed. And very wary!