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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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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Silver Gulls

A Silver Gull (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae) in flight. The contrast against the bright sky shows how this unassuming small white and grey bird gets its name,

 

Silver Gull

They like pies. Also, chips, battered fish, your cheeseburger.

They are not healthy eaters by choice.

Silver Gull
Searching for the next pie to steal

“Does that person have a pie? It looks like a pie.”

Yes! Pie detected! Launch all available units!

“Troops in transit.”

“Undefended pie located! Engage target!”

“Pie destroyed. Departing.”

“Hang on. Is that a sausage?”

“Yes! Re-engaging target.”

 

“Sausage engaged.” Silver Gull with Sausage

“Unable to return by air. No longer capable of flight.”

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