(and sometimes the beast!)




I'm so used to seeing Australian White Ibis rummaging in bins and strutting around parks that it seems strange to see them nesting in a tree. They're quite ugly birds really, with a rep as a pest nowadays and I've heard them called Rats of the Sky.  These chicks are enjoying some sunshine after a few days of rain. A friend saw Mum (or is it Dad?)  perched above the chicks during the rain with her wings spread over them like an umbrella. That's motherly love, rat or no.