Sunday, June 9, 2013

Jacana leads way in the daily grind

Immature Comb-crested Jacana (Irediparra gallinacea) cocks a speculative eye at  blue  water lily in Tyto but even a young bird knows tasty items live just below the water's surface.  

At Taylors Beach, Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) steps away after probing for food with its sensitive bill.

At Jourama Falls, Australian Brush-turkey (Alectura lathami) takes a break from scratching up breakfast.

And at Mungalla Station, Tree Martin (Petrochelidon nigricans) pauses between flights for flying prey.

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