Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Life's not just for the birds - but then ...


Some say life's for the birds, but there's more to it than that ...

There's the North Queensland Day Moth (Alcides metaurus) for one. Though not such a common sight as the name might imply.

And the Northern Double Drummer Cicada (Thopha sessiliba) for another. Though more often heard than seen - on a hat after being picked up along a track.

And the White-lipped Treefrog (Litoria infrafrenata) for one more. Though this one doesn't frequent my shower, unlike a larger cousin.



But the birds do keep coming. Three little ones lately: Bush Thick-knee (Burhinus grallarius) youngsters, hugging the ground and playing dead even if picked up. Life and death for the birds ...  

2 comments:

mick said...

Those young Bush Thick Knees are gorgeous!!

Cindy Lane said...

I do miss the blood curdling laments of the Bush Stone curlews right underneath my bedroom window......NOT!

Great photos Tony!