Sunday, September 14, 2014

Beauty takes time to emerge

Can always count on Crimson Finch (Neochmia phaeton) for local colour in Tyto. Little beauties brightening most days, rain of shine. 


Sometimes, though, outer beauty takes time to emerge.

Also taking plenty of time to emerge, Australian Little Bittern (Ixobrychus dubius). Tucked away in the scleria for most of this year, male came out a few days ago.

May be visible more often between now and Xmas, a period when I think males can be in tussles for territory. 

In the meantime here's hoping for closer emergences and better luck with bigger prey.  

1 comment:

geoff from yea said...

That reflective shot of the fishing bittern is completely breathtaking. I've yet to see one and you have the leisure (or the luck) to get it in a perfect pose. Well done!