Sometimes you get the chance to take some close-up photos of birds that can be quite timid. This happened recently with a White-winged Fairy-wren male. I find these birds can be extremely difficult to photograph at times, but not on this occasion:
A Glossy Ibis has been present at the local ponds recently, and I managed to finally get some decent photographs of this very colourful bird.
I was walking towards the bird hide in the middle of the main ponds area, and noticed what at first I thought might have been a Whistling Kite sitting atop the wooden post to the right of the hide. I have seen Whistling Kites on the post before, so was not really expecting the bird to turn into a cat. I was sure it would jump off well before I approached to a close distance, but to my surprise it seemed stuck in its position. Eventually when I was within about 4 metres, it jumped down, alas to the far side of the Hide. I was a bit confused and tried to see where it had jumped to, and then promptly forgot about the cat as I could see some birds to my left. As I swung around, I saw something that made me realise why the cat had stayed in atop the post for so long. A dingo was only about 10 metres away.
The cat atop the post
The dingo, seriously needing a feed.