Sunday, June 19, 2011

Storking about the skyline

Haven't seen much of local Black-necked Storks (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus) lately. 

But male flew close overhead this week and provided couple of offbalance snap shots from old bicycle.  

Also in the air above Tyto, Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica) makes a pass over the main lagoon today.

Not quite in flight but part of recent skyline, pair of Magpie Goose (Anseranas semipalmata)..  
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Snail said...

Those magpie geese don't look like natural perchers!

Love the stork photos. I saw one for the first time in ages the other day --- in the most revolting, cow-poo filled drain on a dairy property. There's plenty of nice clean water around, so there must have been something very enticing among the ... er ... mud.

Gouldiae said...

G'day Tony,
The Stork looks positively prehistoric. Archaeopteryx wasn't far behind was it?

Tyto Tony said...

Hi Bronwyn: Don't think storks are too fussy about where they get food from.

Hi Gouldiae: It's that enormous bill and skinny neck, isn't it?

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