Something's missing from this image of White-browed Crake (Amaurornis cinerea) in Tyto Wetlands. It's not the feet.
And from this Pale-vented Bush-hen (Amaurornis moluccana), pictured in creek pool close to the crake's territory. Again, not the feet.
Missing are pairs of little and larger black shadows darting through the thick cover alongside and in the creek. Have had no luck this breeding season in capturing pictures of the many chicks scurrying with parents throughout the wetlands. Already, their juvenile black plumage will be giving way to immature browns. Did someone say brown study?
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...