Featured creatures at Alfred Cove yesterday
In between a visit to the gym yesterday morning and watching another victorious game of football by the Fremantle Dockers on TV in the afternoon, Jill and I managed to slot in a 12 km bike ride which took in one of our favourite bird-watching places at Alfred Cove. Several black swans Cygnus atratus can be seen having a snooze in the first image above. Next to them on the top-right is a picture of a Great egret Ardea alba on the hunt for some unsuspecting aquatic creature. A similarly murderous activity was being undertaken by the White faced heron, Egreta (Ardea) novaeholandiae shown in the centre-left image, and next to it center-right is a photo of a Black winged stilt Himantopus himantopus, which was also on the prowl for victims. You should be able to tell it's not at all like a hippopotamus.
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