Sunday, September 20, 2009

Food on the wing - and the legs

Plenty of birds carrying food on the wing as breeding carries on apace. But not all in this selection were selflessly thinking solely of their young. Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo leads the way (cropped too tightly, to show off caterpillar).

Fairy Gerygone with something bearing appearance of a spider but perhaps insufficient legs.

Young Welcome Swallows open wide in expectation, though it might appear they are screaming defiance at blurred Rufous-throated Honeyeater intruding into the picture.

And finally on theme of food on the wing, it's up and away from a blue water lily for two pollen-laden honeybees.

Sadly, no food - or anything else - being carried to Lovely Fairy-Wrens' nest. Since first found the nest gained final touches, then an egg, then all wrens vanished, and today the egg was gone. The search will start over again!


mick said...

Great to get that many photos of food being carried. The photo of the swallows is my favorite! Such wide mouths!

Tyto Tony said...

Hi Mick: Didn't make myself clear. Meant dark collar in general could signify juvenile or female. Your birds seem certainly adult pair bnding or rebonding.

Tyto Tony said...

Oops. Above applies to your Osprey query. (Been distracted trying to convince Google I've held an account for yonks. Something somehow keeps signing me out.)

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