And the bush has friends to meet him, and their kindly voices greet him, In the murmur of the breezes and the river on its bars,
And he sees the vision splendid of the sunlit plains extended, And at night the wonderous glory of the everlasting stars.

Banjo Paterson (1889)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Black-necked Stork

It looks like my Camballin fauna survey has been postponed until at least next Monday, due to heavy rain in the area. If it rains up there, you can get bogged and spend a week waiting for it to dry out! I was ready to go, but it will be nice to spend the weekend with my wife and go on some bushwalks, as the Perth rains have started and the forest is turning green and smelling moist and earthy again.

I'm hoping that on the journey next week from Broome to Camballin, we may have time to call into a big billabong located 20km south of Derby. I was there a couple of months ago and it's a great place for wildlife at this time of year, especially Kimberley waterbirds. A good place to see birds, such as Australia's only stork, the Black-necked Stork or as it used to be called Jabiru.

On the lookout for any fish, frogs or snakes.

This bird was a male with the dark eyes. Females have yellow eyes.


Delwyn said...

Hello Richard

thank you for the wonderful Jabiru photos...

happy days

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