Crimsons smoke, all right?
Monday, May 30, 2016
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Saturday, May 21, 2016
There is another side to the Dingo however. Fuss in birding circles lately centres on competing claims about Night Parrot ('world's rarest bird') research. Rival conservation groups have unhappily got knickers in a twist over wildlife protective fencing and claims of parrot deaths thereupon.
In the course of hoo-ha, good news. Extensive surveys within thousands of square kilometres of mooted parrot habitat showed Dingos all over, few cats and no foxes. The Dingos fed on wallabies and the like. Foxes obey an invisible ill-defined line which they don't cross. Cats suffer no such limits. But Dingos like eating cats, and foxes. And don't seem to trouble the spinifex dwelling parrots. Win-win-win.
Pity pro-Dingo arguments are not everywhere so compelling.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Less often seen and far removed from right-angled climbing is the convex mirror of the large eyes. Above, trees and sky reflected in closeup. As usual, the snake paid almost no attention to me pushing a lens close to its head. Little ever appears to disturb an Amethystine.
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Monday, May 2, 2016
An afterthought: whatever happened to all those pink flamingos embedded in lawns?
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