‘An absurd little bird is popping up to say cuckoo…cuckoo…’
Lismore-based photographer Alex Clarke was vsiting a friend on a property near Lismore recently when this Black-Faced Cuckoo Shrike fledgling raised his head. “The northern rivers is blessed with an incredible diversity of plentiful bird life – even in urbanised areas,” he says. “I was at my friend’s to catch a view of a wedge-tailed eagle’s nest – complete with fluffy white chick – when this bold little chap hopped up to me and did his best to scare me off, and so, of course, I had to take a photo!”
Alex snapped the cuckoo fledgling with a Sony A7RII and Voigtländer 180mm f/4 APO at f/4 and 1/60 second exposure.