Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Blustery breeze keeps Zitting sitting

Blustery breeze across Orient Station yesterday made things bit unpleasant but helped keep Zitting Cisticola (Cisticola juncidis) close to the ground...



... and to the fenceline.


Not an easy bird to get clear pictures of in its preferred habitat.


And when chance comes of right place and right pose (on a less blustery day), the bird's too far away!


As also, yesterday, was male Brown Songlark (Cincloramphus cruralis), my first sighting of the species at the station, and only my second in the Ingham area.

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Chiming and charming - Butcherbird esPied

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