29 December 2012

Myuna Bay - Part Two

Eastern Rosella

 Noisy Miner
Crested Pigeon
 less brilliant plumage, perhaps a juvenile (Eastern Rosella)

warm waters from the Eraring Power Outlet, a favourite for the fishermen along this channel.  Arrow shows location of two egrets.
A guy walked nearby looking along the edge and I asked if he was going to do any fishing.  He said not today, nothing much happening, this place is usually full up (with fishermen) but there's too many sharks in here now (taking the fish). 
"Have you seen the rays" he asked me - No, would you see them easily around the edges??  "No, over in the middle, they come up out of the water and do a belly-flop, stunning the fish, and then they go down to pick them up".

Interesting information isn't it; and wish I'd thought to ask if there is a time of day that's likely to happen.  I must go back and look for the rays sometime; would LOVE to share a snapshot of that happening.
Little Egret

 differing coloured eye surround, and pink legs; is maybe an Intermediate Egret, what do you think?

no binoculars; I'd come just to take photographs

heading off down the channel (reminding me of a hang-glider)

and a safe landing

In case you missed it, Myuna Bay - Part One 


Montanagirl said...

Nice photos. That's very interesting blue coloring on the Egret.

Linley S said...

Love the photos, would be great to see the rays stunning the fish, and the egrets certainly look like they are hang gliding.

Digi-Irma said...

Hello Carole what a wonderful series you have made​​, the second picture is sublime.
Have a nice day, Irma

TexWisGirl said...

love the miner and pigeon shots, but the egrets with the beautiful blue around the eye (breeding season?) are gorgeous!

Roy Norris said...

Fantastic Egrets shots Carole.

Judy said...

It sure would be something to see the rays in action!! I still think the crested pigeon looks so funny!!

Dianne said...

I love that second capture Carole of the egret with it's neck squatted back .... As children we often saw a lot of sting-rays while swimming in the bay near our family shack but I've not seen one in years .It would be great if you could capture them belly-flopping.

Imagebloke said...

Very nice pictures for sure. What camera did you use? I assume it was a long zoom one?

Jan Castle said...

So graceful and lovely!

Brian King said...

Of the small birds, the Miner is my favorite! I like the hints of yellow. The egret is gorgeous, of course!