I jest about writing a book on getting some good photos of these most fascinating and elusive creatures.
They have absolutely no tolerance for humans. And I beleive they have the area mapped and anything that wasn’t there on the last pass, is either a food opporunity or danger to be avoided.
We were hull down in the grass, in the late evening light on a bund that I was hoping the birds would work along.
This one came down the bund, saw us at the last moment and was gone.
Now, I also think they have mobile phones, as it immediatly sent a text to all the other Swampies in the area, and not one more bird came in the hour so we waited.
I’ve put this in as a slide show.
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Beautiful Swampy pics David😊 I agree, as soon as they see you they are gone.
G,day AB, In spite of numerous attempts over the years, and sometimes dedicating just that day to the task, I have to say that I’ve so few fine images of these birds. Yet so many of them going away, with the white upper tail showing like a disdainful comment.
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Fantastic photos: wonderfully lit and sharp as these beautiful birds talons.