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Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Australasian Darter, Murray River

My attempts don't quite compare to some our fellow bloggers fishing shots but I still thought they were of interest to show how Australasian Darters catch their fish!

They spear them straight through the middle, paddle to shore and then un-skewer them. 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Good taste

Silver Gulls, Wooden Boat Festival, Hobart

The Silver Gulls seemed to like this cute little boat for some reason!!

P.S. For those of you that read the Malleefowl post - I heard recently that a Malleefowl did get shot. Pretty awful but unfortunately not all that un-expected. The thought crossed everyone's mind.

Wild Bird Wednesday

Another urban breeder

Black-tailed Native-hen, Mildura

These guys are always running to hide so the first time I realised they had white stripes was when I zoomed in on this photo! 

I'm pretty sure they were breeding at the wetland, along with all the other hens, and that the ones in the photo with the short tails are the babies.

It's pretty easy to get confused when a hen is running away, the easiest thing is to look for the black tail.  If you're in Tassie, the Tasmanian Native-hen is bigger. They don't really hang out in groups and you see them by the sides of the road when they have babies (often with a Swamp Harrier overhead!).