These latest photos are from about a week ago. The babies are all swimming now and developing their flight feathers. They are pretty independent and are getting trickier to find as they are no longer in the nest a lot of the time. This is the most mature “Barry”, you can see his developing flight feathers. He is pretty calm and usually lets me get up quite close – in this case close enough to get some video footage. This video was taken on my Sony Xperia Z1And one of his young siblings who is a little behind developmentally and still stays close to the nest: This may be the last installment, with work and recent flooding rains I have not been able to get out for a while but I am hoping the creeks will go down enough tonight to get out there tomorrow.
Australasian Darters Part 4