Ibis in Flight

Ibises are magnificent birds. They fly with power and grace. We see them every day – they thrive in cities. Largely omnivourous, highly fecund and with group breeding behaviours they do well around humans. That’s why they are known as ‘Bin Chickens.”

For large birds, they are fly a lot. We don’t photograph them as often as we should, because we see them airborne so often. As large birds with relatively slow flight they are very easy to capture in flight. Perhaps so easy we ignore them.

Behold the magnificent Bin Chicken (Threskiornis molucca) in flight.

Ibis in Flight
Ibis in Flight
Ibis in Flight
Gaining Altitude
Ibis in Flight
Deploy Feet for Landing
Ibis Landing in Tree
Almost There…
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Goanna

The birds at the Botanic Gardens started getting agitated and complaining loudly. We strolled over to have a look at the cause of the consternation.

It was a small goanna (Varanus varius). From the size, I think it’s a female. She’s only small – about a meter overall. Her idea of a refreshing breakfast would be half a dozen eggs, or – even better – nestlings. The ibises formed a group of over 10 birds and were tracking her carefully. The noisy miners were going bonkers.

We followed her as she snoopled through the gardens around the lake.

Goanna
The Whole Lizard
Goanna Profile
Goanna Profile
Goanna in Shrubbery
Goanna in Shrubbery
Goanna Portrait
Goanna Portrait
Noisy Miner Objects to Goanna
Noisy Miner Objects to Goanna
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