Monday, March 14, 2016

Hello, sunny Cisticola, farewell wetted Wagtails

Bit of sunshine after about 10 days rain off and on and minor coastal flooding took me to a weir behind the Ingham sugar mill, looking for interesting fly-ins, but finding only flighty sparrows and a Golden-headed Cisticola (Cisticola exilis).

A charming cisticola, though, and so determined to show off to shining advantage.

But it seems my Yellow Wagtails have been driven away by all the rain. The departure usually comes with the normal deluges in early January. So they stayed an extra two months this year. Image above is one of last and best from Mungalla Station.

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