by Patrick Kavanagh
I was foraging under some logs looking for some invertebrates to photograph and heard the sound of these White-winged Choughs Corcorax melanorhamphos just a couple of metres from me. I started flicking leaf litter around with a stick and they were content to let me move amongst them as they started foraging on the ground. Good shots were hard to get even though I was very close as they move quickly and there were often grasses, sticks and shrubs in the way. After a while they settled on a branch in one of those cuddly Chough conclaves and watched bemused as I took photos and made strange noises so that they’d all look at the camera. Such entertaining birds to watch.