Dromaius novaehollandiae or the Emu is a fairly common bird in inland Australia but on the coastal plains they are extremely rare. Once they found all along the Eastern Seaboard now they are confined to a very small location in the Clarence Valley. Despite their rarity I often see one or two in the cane fields from Tyndale to Maclean. They seem to prefer freshly ploughed fields and being quite a drab bird it makes for a very 'brown' and uninteresting shot.
So I was in a bit of luck to find one in a green paddock and therefore produce a reasonable shot. I wish I could pass on a bit of luck to these birds as they face many threats: dogs and foxes prey on the young chicks, they are hit by cars and housing development is constantly encroaching into their habitat.