Friday, January 2, 2015

Peacock lights up the neighbourhood

Peacock poses on log in vacant block near Tyto Wetlands today. (Background colour tweaked for greater impact.)

Bird rules roost in several backyards and this morning made a run for it through a garage, up and over trailer, around the back of a house, down the road, up into a tree, and finally flew 70 metres into a gauva grove. Longest flight I've seen from any bird with a 1.5-metre tail.


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Brown Snake proves an obliging subject

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