Thursday, May 3, 2012

Jabirus carry on life in the sticks

Time for spot of rebuilding by local pair of Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus) with the birds this morning heading southwest across the main lagoon at Tyto carrying nest sticks. Just the one trip by each bird. Perhaps more to come.

Rarer sighting yesterday, with immature White-eared Monarch (Carterornis leucotis) showing out around outer foliage of  trees near the lookout. Bit early in the year for the uncommon visitor: some years go by without any sightings.

Meanwhile Little Kingfisher (Ceyx pusilla) keeps popping up along the creekline and also, as above, among the pink lotuses on the lagoon. 
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Unknown said...

Nice images Tony as always and they always leave me interested!

Tyto Tony said...

Unlike Wayne Swan, I'm always interested in keeping interest rates up.

Barbara said...

Beautiful photos of Black-necked Stork but I especially like the Little Kingfisher on the Lotus seed head - the Kingfisher is so small and weighs so little it has no effect on the sturdy Lotus.

Tyto Tony said...

Hi Barbara: Yup. One of the advantages in being smallest KF in the world.

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