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.