Thursday, May 25, 2006

A Seal Of Approal

A young seal pup enjoying the afternoon sun

An unexpected breakfast guest

This grey butcher bird came in and watched me eat breakfast. I was amazed how at ease he was, even when a magpie tried to displace him from his perch on the balcony rail, he stayed put. He even waited for me to take a couple of photos (not a common habit of many wild birds)

Sunday, May 07, 2006

After the Rains

The recent cyclones have bought considerable rian to the northern territorĂ½'s normally dry areas

Friday, May 05, 2006

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Taking over a New Habitat

These "hawks" where very busy every morning over the new open pit, being dug by Bootu Creek resources. They seemed to be eating the things attached to eat the hundreds of moths that where attracted to the lights at night. Checking an old copy of Neville Cayley's "What Bird is That?" I wasn't able to make a positive identification but they most closely resemble the fork-tailed kite (Milvus migrans affinis. also known as the black kite in europe and africa )