The wood duck unaware of imminent danger pecks happily at grubs in the grass. A sea eagle soars, a mere speck far in the blue sky.
A shriek of alarm stirs the birds from their grazing, they scatter frantically to seek sanctuary from the predator. The duck, temporarily blinded, takes off with gusto. Then careens headlong, heavily into the tin shed with a loud thump. The sound reverberates through the campground.
Crashes heavily to the ground.
Appears dead ...
staggers, dazed, confused and tries again, more successfully.
Safe for the timebeing.
|Sulphur Crested Cockatoo ruffled because we wouldn't share bikkies and cheese.|
|Royal National Park|
|Ferry to Cronulla|
|Rainbow Lorikeet checking that it's safe to emerge|
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*Blog break activities on the trip to the Happiness and its Causes conference in Brisbane June 2011. You can read about the conference here.