On a recent five-day trip to southwestern Victoria, we saw Brolgas, in pairs and in a flock, a combined memory that can spark me to tears. My own photos are mediocre but for solace, I turn to a shot taken by the brilliant Ern Reeders (in the Victorian Birders group) (shot reproduced with permission, thanks Ern!) on January 28. Alert, resplendent, and immaculately non-human. I rejoice.