I sincerely hope you all survived Christmas and the various
assorted cholesterol pies, I also hope no paramedics had their
feasts interrupted due to over-eathin heart attacks . . . ho, ho,
ho, t'is the season for much folly, fa la la, fa la la, la, la, la . . .
On my way to pick up some cherries from our local orchardist,
I passed his dam opposite to the golf course and was treated to
a massed nursery of young Spotless Crake, Porzana tabuensis.
It seems my ID has been called into question, thank you
Stewart M and on further research, it could just as easily be a
Black-Tailed Native Hen, Tribonyx ventralis, either way, its a
newby to me.
There were hundreds of them and, although I pulled up behind
some light tree and grass cover, by the time I crept out to get a
decent shot, most of them had taken to the air and disappeared
into the rough of the golf course.
These last two shots are rather heavily cropped but were at least
enough to identify them. Another lifer chalked up.
A little further from home, just a few Pelicans at the little Wetland
just outside Murray Bridge.
Stay safe, be (reasonably) good and, with all the goodies around
that we all make at this season, a little of what you fancy does