Sunday, June 29, 2014
Standing around looking cool
Nothing nicer these crisp mornings than standing around looking cool in the morning sun. And there's nothing a Plumed Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna eytoni) likes more than standing around: the species prefers to land on land and stand about all day, before marching off to graze at night.
Australian Bustard (Ardeotis australis) knows all about standing around and stepping out coolly, happy to lead birders on teasing walks across scruffy pasture.
Shyer, but coolly seeking prey close to road beside local creek, Pacific (White-necked) Heron (Ardea pacifica) stands out in the coolest of colours.
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...