A blog dedicated to showing the world the beauty of Perth, Western Australia.....PERTH ARENA.
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Look at me. Look..at..me.....!!
Although not the most attractive bird the Darter also known as the 'snakebird' because of the way they swim with their bodies submerged with just their long neck showing above the surface, does seem to give the impression of being a bit of a showoff! You often see them sitting like this on the rocks around the marina and the river, however since reading up a little I've discovered that their feathers are not waterproof so they do this to dry off, not show off!! They use that long spiky bill to spear fish and the water around the marina has abundant fish of all sizes, not sure what they are but you can see (if you click to enlarge) they range from a good size to shoals if tiny fish. Just one of the many bird species that live around Perth waters. I hope your week has started well, take care and stay safe.....