Yellow-billed Spoonbill (Platalea flavipes) steps out in style near Tyto's front lagoons.
Scruffier stuff beside water the shy and mostly solitary species' more usual surroundings.
And taking off the more usual reaction to seeing photographers and cameras.
PS: Talking of the latter, bumped in Gouldiae's mate Jim in Tyto this morn, on his way up to Cape York and Iron Range (lucky Jim).
So, bonus pic for them both: Sunbird and Troopy mirror. Sorry, angle prevented reflected selfie.
Townsville Common Cons. Pk, track to Jacana hide, today. Flew off a second later with lighter load.
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