Monday, January 11, 2010

Brolgas enliven stretch of road

Brolga (Grus rubicunda) appears to be showing off wingspan to potential partner, but in fact was merely stretching wings and things by a farm road near Ingham.

The species never drops in at Tyto (the wetlands lacks anything tempting, vegetable or animal). Seeing about 60 of the graceful charmers on flood-prone coastal grazing land not far from Tyto was a happy surprise. 


Snail said...

I love those birds. We should adopt their colour scheme as a back up for the green and gold.

Martin said...

Great pictures Tony.

mick said...

Beautiful birds and you have caught the wing stretching perfectly.

Tyto Tony said...

But could we use their trumpeting calls to replace Advance A Fair?

Thanks a lot, Martin and Mick.

Last straw too much for Double-barred Finch

Townsville Common Cons. Pk, track to Jacana hide, today. Flew off a second later with lighter load.