Friday, August 23, 2013

Pallid Cuckoo scores on football ground



Uncommon visitor to the Tyto precinct, Pallid Cuckoo (Cacomantis pallidus) drops in for  hairy caterpillars on the football ground yesterday. Bird found the rugby posts a splendid vantage point. No thoughts of offering the prey a sporting chance.

Most other birds sticking to the trees, which are being added to lately through various small plantings about the wetlands. There'll be more Leichhardt trees for Eastern Great Egret (Ardea modesta) to overtop after locals get in to plant seedlings provided by the shire this Sunday.

Elsewhere, Grey Fantail (Rhipidura albiscapa) takes a bough (geddit?).

As does Northern Fantail (Rhipidura rufiventris).

And Forest Kingfisher (Todiramphus macleayii).


Finally, sunning at front lagoons,Little Pied Cormorant (Microcarba melanoleucos).

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