Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Little Little Shrike-Thrush little hungry

Caught this barely juvenile Little Shrike-Thrush (Colluricincla megarhyncha) demanding food from busy parents in Tyto this week. Was aware birds had a nest in the general area, but have decided not to haunt nest areas - except in exceptional cases.

Things rather quiet with many birds vanishing since the latest rain. So to continue with theme of hungry brown birds, here's a young Brush Cuckoo seen exhorting two frantic Brown-backed Honeyeaters to greater effort the other day.

And a holdover, female Figbird. The species has been notably successful lately chasing various beetles. Seems the Orioles, Yellow, and Olive-backed, face stiff competition.

Crocodile nest update: no sign croc; nest may have been near submersion very briefly. May not be able to follow it up if there's more heavy rain soon. 


Denis Wilson said...

Nice Little Little Shrike Thrush.
Nicely brown colour. Funny how these guys and Whistlers and Robins all go through a brown stage.

bandit said...

Holy mackerel skies!

Just arrived via a Japanese photog
living in Mexico linking to my rag in Minnesota...Damn well worth the trip!

If you don't mind, I'm including a link to your site at my rag (blog).

You do believe in craft, don't you?
I'd say that's a statement of fact.



Tyto Tony said...

Hi Denis: adds to naturasl protection, I guess. Though the noise some hungry youngsters make counts against them.

Hi bandit: All ego-affirming praise sooo welcome. Seriously, the more pix I take the better I want them to be. But quickly find there are limits.

bandit said...

Roger that, TT.

Although, if we were perfect, we wouldn't be here, now would we?

I take a photo or two, but haven't much to work with (a pocketable Canon Elph 6 series borrowed from my son) Static images in broad daylight work alright, I suppose, for my illustrative purposes.

Pigeons, crows, sparrows, starlings, in this winter urban climate. Wait for summer; (northern hemisphere) we have numerous lakes close in and right in town, the Mississippi River close at hand, good habitat and fodder for the genre that I blog in. I'll make an effort to match ya, at least a handful of times!

Tyto Tony said...

A challenge, eh? I need a wee spur in the haiku dept.

bandit said...

What luck! Some "sitting ducks" for the taking (pictures of)!

And the odd blue goose (a genetically morphed snow goose)looking for handouts at a recent post.

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