Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Blue A sighting

I tested some new equipment this morning. It is going to be a big help with field work next year. It led me to Blue A in Middle Swan. The battery in her tracking device is failing but was strong enough for me to locate with the new equipment. Below is a pic of her amongst some flock mates feeding on Marri seeds and also a closeup of her tail showing the identifying marks still visible but faded. She seemed quite happy waddling about on the ground before flying away.

Blue A to left of image nibbling at seed pods of Prickly Moses (Acacia pulchella)

Closeup of Blue A's faded but still recognisable tail markings