Saturday, December 15, 2012

Scruffy visitor from the Far North

Scruffy image of scruffy Eastern Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla tschutschensis), one of three among some cattle near wetlands yesterday on Mungalla Station, a private historic property just east of Ingham. The Wagtails migrate south to escape far Northern Hemisphere winters. 

Also showing out near the cattle, Australian Pratincole (Stiltia isabella), trying to lure me away from ...

... Prat Junior, trying not to show out after a brief sprint.  

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Chiming and charming - Butcherbird esPied

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