Sunday, February 10, 2013

Grace and slapstick from Silver Gull


Usual grace and moment of slapstick from Silver Gull (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae) in stiff breeze whipping over whopping high tide at Dungeness boat ramp today.

Metal posts perfect for posing ...

... but steel pipe and gull feet less perfect together ...

... leading to moment of comedy (or terrible 'slapstick' - for male cyclists!). 

Hurrah, hurrah for Radjah Radjah

What's in a name? More in some than others. Take above Radjah Shelduck ( Tadorna radjah ).  Also known as Burdekin Duck. Also now ( Ra...