Friday, February 8, 2013

Ratty Kite more glare than share

Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris) posted along Orient Road this week looks in no mood to share lunch (possibly rat).

Another notable sight along the road, flock of 10 Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus).  My first sighting of a flock anywhere near Ingham. Birds probably won't stick around, though pasture grasses are seeding prolifically at present.

Which is of little interest to Black-faced Woodswallow (Artamus cinereus), pausing from  breezy pursuit of insects, more or less as the Budgies looked down from their chosen eucalypt.     

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