Life in and around tropical Queensland wetlands
Friday, September 15, 2017
Egret flaps, Ibises stand out, Neon Bee shines
Oops, toes too long, twigs too tiny, Intermediate Egret fights for balance in the Town Common today.
But casting shadow of its head on inside of wing is a nice touch.
Sharing fast-dropping small pool with the egrets, Australian White Ibis stands shadowed in shallows.
Unlike Straw-necked Ibis, on rock in city park (and sitting in picture folder for weeks: awaiting 'right' opening).
And ... and a bright blue bee. A Neon Cuckoo Bee. It's not just birds that sneak eggs into other species' nests.
Colour here curved to max to show bee as it looks in strong late morning sunshine. Extremely neony!
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Australian White (Sacred) Ibis
Intermediate Egret (Ardea intermedia)
Neon Cuckoo Bee
Straw-necked Ibis (Threskiornis spinicollis)
Townsville Common Park
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