Saturday, January 17, 2015

Highlights from the morning highway

Some mornings the three kilometres into Ingham provide the day's birding highlights. For example, Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus) in spoon drain that runs under highway.


Didn't seem to be having much luck with finding anything worth swallowing and quickly cast away the few objects it picked up.

Seemingly even unluckier, perhaps from glancing road blow, male Black Bittern (Ixobrychus flavicollis) right alongside the highway.

Bird was carrying right wing awkwardly but escaped into long grass and scrub before I could attempt a rescue.

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