Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Glossy Ibis does Xmas turkey impressions



What to serve up on Christmas Eve? How about Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) doing turkey impressions.  

No reindeer visible lately so Yellow-billed Spoonbill (Platalea flavipes)

and Brolga (Grus rubicunda) will have to do as potential sled-pullers.

Coming back down to ground, Eastern Yellow Robin (Eopsaltria australis) lights up any forest scene.

And cooing over all, Pied Imperial-Pigeon (Ducula bicolor).

Bonus poem (after fun minutes two morns ago in Tyto):

Birdhide  footbridge  handrail
treesnake handheld  overarm
outswing  paperbark  highrise
                                  farewell

May all be of good cheer this and every season.

2 comments:

mick said...

Season's Greetings Tony! I always enjoy your photos and that Glossy Ibis is great. I think your photos must represent a lot of patience to observe such interesting poses - plus a good dash of luck!

Tony Ashton said...

Lots of luck. And good luck to you, Mick.