Sunday, June 29, 2014
Standing around looking cool
Nothing nicer these crisp mornings than standing around looking cool in the morning sun. And there's nothing a Plumed Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna eytoni) likes more than standing around: the species prefers to land on land and stand about all day, before marching off to graze at night.
Australian Bustard (Ardeotis australis) knows all about standing around and stepping out coolly, happy to lead birders on teasing walks across scruffy pasture.
Shyer, but coolly seeking prey close to road beside local creek, Pacific (White-necked) Heron (Ardea pacifica) stands out in the coolest of colours.