Water, water everywhere - and it's the dry season! Recent Tyto scenes. Green Pygmy-goose (Nettapus pulchellus) pair on the main lagoon, close to capacity.
White-browed Crake (Amaurornis cinerea) steps down scleria toward water that would usually be at least 30cm lower at this time of year.
Willie Wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys) pauses between terrorising passing dragonflies, on perch that should be over drying mud.
Masked Lapwing (Vanellus miles) shows wing spurs on flight past the lookout. Nothing unusual here, watery background simply suits the theme.
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Townsville Common Cons. Pk, track to Jacana hide, today. Flew off a second later with lighter load.
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