Friday, December 11, 2009

Standing out by standing around

Time to clear out some images that have stood around too long. First up, Bush Thick-knee (Burhinus grallarius) stands easy between cane train tracks near Ingham. Bird happily stood still till I tried lying down for more interesting angle. Quickly gone. It wasn't about to stand for any arty stuff!    

Standing tall in a shallow pool by the Bruce Highway just south of Ingham, a second year Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus) coming into adult plumage. The parent birds and one of two other siblings are members in good standing of the Tyto Wetlands frequent fliers club. 

Finally, Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia) stands watchful close to the Tyto hide. Not taken from the hide itself because its slatted upright boards - spaced for breezy ventilation - stand too far apart to hide those inside. Some birds will stand for shifting shadowy figures inside the hide, many will not. 


mick said...

I wish I could just see one Black-necked Stork up close!

Sebastian said...

It's always good when one gets to see a stone-curlew in good light! I'm used to going to sleep to their wailing.

Mosura said...

Thought I'd already posted here but apparently I sent my comment to micks "Sandy Straits" blog. Can't remember what I said but needless to say I enjoyed your post :-)

Denis Wilson said...

You deserve a Standing Ovation.

Tyto Tony said...

Hi Mick: You'll have to get up this way some time.

Hi Sebastian: Love that wailing!

Hi Alan: Too much sleep loss through mothing?

Hi Denis: Cheers all round.

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