Monday, May 21, 2012

Swampy looks wrong over wetlands


Quick fly-past from Swamp Harrier (Circus approximans) by main lagoon in Tyto yesterday but bird had eyes right - thus wrong - throughout the brief encounter. 


Two other raptors showing out in past few days, pair of immature Collared Sparrowhawk (Accipiter cirrocephalus). Interaction between them hints at sibling relations. Not a common sight locally so unusual to have two appear at same time.


Efforts at capturing dragonfly (Hemicordulia australiae) in flight have all failed. Birds sometimes seem to listen, dragons never!


And still can't train White-lipped Tree Frog (Litoria infrafrenata) for action shots.  
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2 comments:

Denis Wilson said...

Hi Tony
Clearly the word has gone out "Don't look at the Camera".
Nice shots, though.
I would have guessed Spotted Harrier, but I am not very experienced with the Harriers - once a year at best.
Cheers
Denis

Tyto Tony said...

Hi Denis: More spots on SH and much less often spotted in Tyto.