Crabbing on the Brunswick River

The tale of a White-faced Heron

The afternoon drew on and as I was feeling a bit peckish, I decided to walk among the Mangrove roots and see if any tasty morsels appeared. Being a White-faced Heron, the roots of the Mangroves didn’t phase me, my long legs and well spread toes made the task quite easy. You may wonder why I call these things sticking out of the mud on the shore line roots. Well this species of Mangrove has pneumatophores, a specialised root-like structures which stick up out of the soil like straws for breathing which are also covered in pores called lenticels. So lets go crabbing on the Brunswick River.

I strolled casually keeping an eye out for a snack.
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Sometimes the Mangrove roots make you step a bit higher.
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Oh look, there something was moving among the roots, I am sure. I better hurry
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What!! I am sure it was over there
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I was right. A tasty snack of crab.
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Now just to position the crab in the right place.
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Bugger………it’s got a hold of my bill.
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Maybe if I can move this crab up a bit.
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There. Now it has let go I can perhaps get it just so.
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Crab? What crab? I don’t have a crab
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Well I must be off now. Thanks for dropping by.white faced heron11_crab_brunswick river_brunswick heads_sept 2018

You can read more about mangroves here

Pink #27

My twenty-seventh photo for Becky’s square photo challenge: In the Pink

The Eastern Spinebill loves the Pink Grevillea flowers
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The flower where the Eastern Spinebills enjoy getting the nectar
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If you want to join in here are a few ideas from Becky.

The theme for squares this month is ‘In the Pink‘ and the one rule as always is that your main photograph must be square. After that the world is your oyster, or should I say flamingo?! To help you get started here are some ideas you might want to consider;

  1. In the Pink’ – means perfect condition or in good health, so that could be human or not!
  2. Tickled Pink‘ – means delighted, so I’m thinking happy, fun and of course delighted. That could be you or the subject of your photograph.
  3. Pink – you can of course simply share anything that is coloured pink
  4. There is an extra challenge for those of you up for it – can you manage to combine two of these, or maybe even all three?

Squares is a daily challenge, so your photographs can be from the archives or brand new. Don’t forget though to keep your photo square, and to pingback with #InthePink.