The first peacock chick of the year – 2016

the first peacock chick to appear this year 2016

This is the first peacock chick to appear this year and mum was very close by. This image was shot with a telephoto lens so as not to get too close. Wikipedia tells me that peachicks are born in clutches of between four and six eggs as an average but this year two hens have only one chick each…

Pacific black duck…

A Pacific black duck or Anas superciliosa found in small numbers in the gorge but today the water level had risen over night and this rushing torrent was no place for a sensible duck to go swimming around...

A Pacific black duck or Anas superciliosa found in small numbers in the gorge but today the water level had risen over night and this rushing torrent was no place for a sensible duck to go swimming around…