Sunday, October 28, 2012

Big swallow would be more than welcome


Juvenile Welcome Swallow (Hirundo neoxena) in Tyto today just one of many youngsters sitting around in nests and on branches impatiently awaiting incoming fare.

Almost alongside the swallow, Rufous-throated Honeyeater (Conopophila rufogularis) was getting fast service from both parents.

And near the main lagoon, Red-backed Fairy-wren (Malurus melanocephalus) about to make delivery to nest artfully hidden in bladey grass a metre from major track.  

4 comments:

Mr. Smiley said...

Tony
Lovely shots but I'm sad to see the katydid as food for that bird! And especially because I cannot identify it. Seems like it might be a very interesting species. The bird is a good collector.
DR

Tyto Tony said...

I'll keep an eye out for a better ID pic.

Cindy Lane said...

My teenage son would be right at home as one of those birds...when do they fledge???

Great shots as usual Tony!

Tyto Tony said...

Teens, or birds? All too soon, usually!