Friday, July 1, 2011

Many a catch to prey pictures

Hard work catching up with the few Black-faced Cuckoo-shrikes (Coracina novaehollandiae) in Tyto this past month.

So bit of luck getting shot of one about to swallow insect.

Not so lucky, Eastern Great Egret (Ardea modesta). Lightning jab into the water comes up empty. 

Intermediate Egrets (Ardea intermedia) catch more fish than Greats, but mostly so tiny they are usually swallowed in a flash.  
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mick said...

Great photos especially of the BF Cuckoo-shrike. I haven't been able to get even close to one this year. Don't know why! The photo with the bird just taking off from the branch is fantastic.

Snail said...

I'm with Mick. All excellent photos, but that first one of the cuckoo-shrike launching itself is just brilliant.

Tyto Tony said...

Too much praise, but thanks anyway. Head big enough already.

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