Finally saw a platypus!

Photo of the platypus I saw and some other birds at Tidbinbilla


Visited Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve yesterday with a few mates and finally saw the platypus at “The Santuary.” It’s a priviledge to see them up close because they are usually very secretive and often show up very far away. However, this one we saw was up close and I was able to snap this photo!

Nearby, I saw this Crested shrike-tit (Australian shriketit or Falcunculus frontatus) tearing apart and eating a caterpillar.

*Falcunculus frontatus* eating a caterpillar
Falcunculus frontatus eating a caterpillar

Also this Welcome swallow!

*Hirundo neoxena* perched on a tree in the wetland
Hirundo neoxena perched on a tree in the wetland
Sarin 'Putter' Tiatragul
Sarin 'Putter' Tiatragul
PhD Candidate

I’m a Thai PhD candidate at the Research School of Biology (ANU). I go by the name “Putter”.