This has not happened in about two years, but I will be away this week! So, I am setting up WBW494 early.
About a week about I went down to Werribee, on a rather sunny and windy day. I was hoping to find a pair of Brolga (Antigone rubicunda) which is one of the two species of crane found in Australia. This species is found over much of northern and eastern Australia. They stand over a meter in height, and have a wing span of over 2m. They are a big bird.
However, being big did not make them easy to find at the start of the day - and by the time I had tracked then down, the perpetual summer problem of heat haze had reared its ugly head! This little family group also seemed to like being behind the seed head of thistles and other weeds!!
I stayed with the birds for about 1/2 hour and then let then be. It was a wonderful little period in what continues to be a difficult time. But the birds always help!
As you can see, this pair of birds has a well developed youngster with them. It was still being fed by the adults, but was about the size of a small dog!
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I managed to visit a number of blogs this week - but found it hard to comment on some. In some cases I could not write in the 'comment box' at the end of a post. Is anyone else having issues like this?