But first some birding news. A couple of weeks ago I had a brief sighting of a Spotted Harrier over grassland to the north of the town, a most unusual sighting this far south in the state. Then this morning I went outside to see the same bird just as it left our paddock flying towards the town. Hoping I might get another look I went inside for the binoculars and walked up the paddock to see it return and land beside the fence. It then took off again and I had good views until it went out of sight. A new bird for the home list.
Everyone’s heard the old saying a “like a shag on a rock”, well how about a shag on a snag…. Taken on a grey day beside the Thompson River this Little Black Cormorant was just begging to be featured as a black and white portrait.
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