Bird on a Stick

Unknown bird I found today.

Possibly some sort of Grassbird, but I'm not sure.

For reference, the stick is a standard wooden stake and thus approx 2cm wide.

Location: Cedar Creek, Queensland, Australia. 4520.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 1st November 2008, This photo: 11:33am


  • estebandalico said:
    very beauty
    great shot
  • HPVD Photos said:
    A Brown song lark perhaps, a bit hard to see really.
    Someone will get it right I'm sure David.
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  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    Looks like something exotic - possible imported - could be a sparrow??
  • David de Groot said:
    It's possible, although they're not native to this area (only come to the east coast in times of inland drought).
    Too big for a sparrow. I'm leaning towards a Tawny Grassbird, but aren't sure.
  • mpgoodey said:
    Try Anthus novaeseelandiae - Australasian Pipit
    See here-
  • David de Groot said:
    That looks exactly like it :)
  • looby88 said:
    makes a change from " toffee apple " on a stick....
  • David de Groot said:
    Or the Dwarven speciality of Rat-on-a-Stick ;-)
  • Yorri¢k said:
    from the makers of cheese on a stick?
    nice one david
  • David de Groot said:
    hehehe Yeah they've swapped the difficult to open plastic wrap for this convenient feather packaging.
  • leadegroot said:
    I dunno - have you ever tried to removed that 'convenient' feather packaging?
  • stpnwolfnr said:
    I thought dipping the bird in boiling water was the trick.
    Nice photo
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah I've heard that's how it's done.
  • looby88 said:
    no , no , no, you wrap them in clay and bake, then when cool enough to handle, break open the clay and there you have it, a cooked feather free bird ! Yum.... er not !
  • David de Groot said:
    Really ? You mean I could have just done this instead of returning the roosters to the produce shop ? Oh wait, they still needed to be gutted.
  • looby88 said:
    Lol !! I thought they had gone to a nice kind farmer........ .; )
  • David de Groot said:
    In a round-about-way they have - well as far as we know ;-)
  • daBinsi said:
    What nice bokeh!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
  • oosh said:
    Lovely shot.