For hours Id heard Momma & Poppa Little Wattle Bird making thier "QUOCK!" call. One "QUOCK!" doesnt tell you a whole lot. In fact, it could mean anything. "QUOCK!"
But when it goes on and on and on and on, well, "QUOCK!" this birder's curiousity gets impossible to ignore. Plus, I know they have chicks nearly ready to fledge. My bet was "QUOCK!" the parents are calling the eldest out of the nest. So I got the camera and slipped out in "Max Stealth Mode" to observe. "QUOCK!"
Just as I rounded the sunshade/bird-hide, the elder chick lauched itself out of the nest and into flight! It flew like it was already a pro, straight and true to the neighbors apple tree, maybe 10 metres away. It was over before I could even get a focus on the little Champion!
And then there was one. "QUOCK!"