Emus out for a family stroll

Our usual view of Emus is a brownish/grey blur, sprinting through the fields as soon as they see us coming. So it was lovely to capture this footage of an adult male taking his family for a leisurely stroll. The soft whistling peeps of the chicks and their striped patterns are beautiful.

Emus have rather unbalanced parenting roles. After the female lays the eggs she moves on and the male incubates them by sitting on the nest for nearly two months. After hatching, the chicks stay with their Dad for four to six months.

- Louise.

Here’s a group of older Emus, very inquisitive of the wildlife camera!

- Louise.