Four Australian Bustard (Ardeotis australis) on Mungalla Station pasture for months. Three fly readily: one mostly walks away.
No wonder, after latest pictures revealed state of bird's underwing. Surprising the bird can fly at all, let alone strongly, as it does. (Bustards - Australia's heaviest flying birds - also being seen in other areas around Ingham.)
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Townsville Common Cons. Pk, track to Jacana hide, today. Flew off a second later with lighter load.
Oooh, look! What's that shiny black and white bird? It's so smooth and black on back and head. Could it be a rarely seen Satin Fly...
Dusky Moorhen pauses while attending to morning toilette in Townsville Palmetum. Not my target bird, but couldn't find Rufous Owl repo...
Remember this? And this? Or this? Now the scene is this. Queensland Parks and Wildlife burned east of road in Town Common Co...