This is the most Australian thing I’ve seen in a while.
A Noisy Miner finds and eats a Praying Mantis. Obviously didn’t pray hard enough.
A little black cormorant (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris) was fishing in the lake at the botanic gardens. With its belly full it decided it was time to warm up in a tree. I had my Ridiculously Long Lens in Stupidly Extended Mode and managed to get the camera to lock focus as the cormorant circled the lake to gain altitude.
The title says it all, really.
It’s mid-autumn and the average peak temperature is still over 30°C. Ibis Chicks should have moved on, Noisy Miners shouldn’t be hunting spiders and Dragons should be awesome. Well, one of these animals is getting it right.
I’ve never seen the honeyeater or the wattlebird before.
These ones are settling in to roost for the night.
We were driving back from the lookout ar Redhill in Canberra when we came upon a small beach on the lake, The gulls were working out where to roost for the night. I think these are all silver gulls (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae). The ones with dark beaks and eyes are juveniles.
I have quite a lot of these pics, so I’m publishing a couple of posts.