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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Yabbies for lunch


Australian White Ibis, Bob Corbould wetland

This ibis was struggling with a yabby for quite a while, even tried swallowing it whole, before eventually flying off to try and eat it on land - without another ibis stealing it.

This wetland has lots going on at the moment; Red-kneed Dotterels, Black-winged Stilts, Hardhead, and I even saw a Common Sandpiper. I guess it was on it's way to the SE coast to winter. Hard to imagine the vast distance it's travelled from Russia or somewhere similar, even just the Northern Australia to Mildura leg!

18 comments:

  1. Great photo capture. I wonder if the bird finally worked out what to do with the yabbie on dry land.

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  2. Cool looking Ibis! Great captures, Amanda!

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  3. HI Amanda Great shots although I have no idea what a yabby is!!

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  4. Great shots, love the last one!

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  5. Amazing series..I love the pictures. I too don't know what a ya bike is, but I'm guessing a clam of some kind ???

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  6. Stupid auto-correct on my IPad. It just won't let me type what your bird is eating!

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  7. Not sure what a yabby is called in USA… it's like a mini lobster?

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  8. What a wonderful capture!
    I'm thinking I recall from an Austrialian blog I read that yabby is a crayfish???

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  9. Now I know what a yabby is. Niecly taken pictures Amanda. Tasmanian Pinot Noir -mmm sounds good. Don't think they stock that at Tesco but I'll ask.

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  10. Great shots, although I had to Wicki Yabby to find out that it is a crayfish. I have learned something today and I thank you for that.
    All the best Gordon.

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  11. I thought they only got food from sports fields and rubbish bins!

    Nice shots.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  12. Wow. What an amazing look into snacking in nature. Thank you for sharing.

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