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The Great Egret's overall plumage is white, and, for most of the year, when not breeding, the bill and facial skin are yellow. The feet are dark olive-grey or sooty black, as are the legs. During the breeding season, the bill turns mostly black and the facial skin becomes green. Also at this...
Six Freckled ducks preening and suffering a rainy cold afternoon on Lake Wendouree Ballarat Victoria.The Freckled Duck is forced to disperse during long inland droughts. The species may occur as far south as coastal New South Wales and Victoria during such times.
Thank you for your kind comments. I happened to be in the right place at the right time with the right equipment and this lovely creature was kind enough to pose for several seconds (3 frames) before going about its business.
Image captured at Wonga wetlands NSW. an anabranch of the Murray river. With the Little Kingfisher, the only Australian members of the Alcedo Kingfishers which are specialists at exclusively deep diving into water for their prey.
Red-browed Firetail Finches form permanent pair bonds and stay together throughout the year. Both male and female share incubation and brooding by day and roost together in the nest at night.
110 - 120 mm.
Dome of dry grass with tunnel side entrance.
Four to six, pure white...