Ibis Chick and Noisy Miner and Dragon

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.

White Ibis Begging
Baby Ibis
White Ibis Begging
White Ibis Begging
White Ibis Begging
“But Mum, I’m still hungry.”
Noisy Miner “harvesting” a spider
Water Dragon on Rock
“Good Morning. I will be your Dragon for these proceedings.”
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More Birds

I’ve never seen the honeyeater or the wattlebird before.

A Wattlebird of some stripe I think.
A Wattlebird of some stripe I think.
New Holland Honeyeater
New Holland Honeyeater
New Holland Honeyeater
New Holland Honeyeater
Pied Currawong being Gorgeous
Pied Currawong being Gorgeous
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Seagulls – First Batch

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.

Silver Gull over Water
Silver Gull over Water
Silver Gull in Flight
Silver Gull in Flight
Silver Gull in Flight
Silver Gull in Flight
Silver Gull low over water
Silver Gull low over water
Two Silver Gulls in Flight
Two Silver Gulls in Flight
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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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