Saturday, July 18, 2009

Egret enjoys large catch

Intermediate Egret (Ardea intermedia) comes up with tasty catch in Tyto, just as I was pondering their failure to grab anything large enough to be clearly seen before swallowing. Can't recall seeing many such big prizes, which Great Egrets routinely take.

Less lively tucker for Olive-backed Sunbird (Nectarinia jugularis), though this wild passionfruit didn't pass the taste test. Can't blame the bird for shunning sour green fruit.

Male Red-backed Fairy-wren (Malurus melanocephalus) isn't interested in eating its portion of African TulipTree flower. "Look at me in all my colourfulness," is the signal to female wrens. Can't say I've noticed many respond positively.

Red-browed Finch (Neochmia temporalis) almost a tasty catch in quest for better pictures of the shy little birds. Can't get them to pose long enoughand turn heads to me!


Snail said...

Maybe the intermediates take the nutritionists' advice of little and often?

Love the fairy-wren. Such a cutie. What on earth are his girls thinking?!

mick said...

Especially beautiful color in the photo of the Olive-backed Sunbird.

Tyto Tony said...

Hi Snail: you may be right. Bit like my own eating, though passing on the raw whole fish. Perhaps the girls think he's trying too hard.

Hi Mick: Yep. Soft greens and yellows go nicely together.

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