Golden-headed Cisticola

ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR

I saw this tiny bird with a beak full of nesting materials while sitting in my vehicle having a cold drink. It landed close, and there was a mad scramble to grab my camera and compose a shot. I was willing it to stay on the grass stems, and I managed a nice sequence of photos.

Ash Island, Newcastle, New South Wales

Canon 40D, Sigma 150–500mm IS lens, 1/800, f6.3, iso 400

by Allen Friis, New South Wales