Sunday, December 6, 2015

Hotter on the trail of Yellow Wagtail

Frustrating week chasing Eastern Yellow Wagtails (Motacilla tschutschensis) at Mungalla Station closed with slightly better results this morning.

Four birds found in two creek areas about a kilometre apart, including rather plain pair seen several times during the week, without ever getting close enough for acceptable images.

Even today only one bird - feeding avidly amid muddy water hyacinth - allowed the Troopy within 12-15 metres.

And this more strongly coloured newcomer flew off seconds after being sighted. Another target for next week.

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