Monday, 18 May 2009

Striated Pardalote & Double-barred Finch.

After hearing Pardalotes calling for the past week I thought as it was a Show Holiday here last Friday, I would take time to track them down so I could try out my new camera. After a lot of patience and with being frustrated by their going back and forth in our next door neighbour's front yard, I eventually realised four had landed on power lines above my head! Luckily this individual bird was good enough to pose for me in a tree next to my neighbour's house.

Striated Pardalote (Pardalotus striatus)




These Double-barred Finches were a lot easier to photograph as they come to our yard every day all year round. I am hoping that the Chestnut-breasted Mannikins come again in the Spring. When they do, I will be waiting!

Double-barred Finch (Taeniopygia bichenovii)



16 comments:

mick said...

Tiny and Beautiful! Great photos! AND a great camera!

Neil said...

Thanks Mick I know how much you like little bush birds.

Kelly said...

...what beautiful birds (and photographs). They are both so exotic looking!

gwendolen said...

They are both such pretty birds. So how's the new camera? What did you get?

MaineBirder said...

Beautiful birds and excellent photos!

Bob and Cynthia Kaufman said...

Lovely birds, Neil. Over here we call the Double-barred, Owl Finches (usually as cage birds - but the US have stopped the import of these, thankfully).

dAwN said...

Wow such gorgeous birdies! Where is Cooloola by the way...it sounds like a refreshing drink..tee hee

HFD60 said...

Great captures....

kjpweb said...

Excellent - haven't ever seen or heard of these. Not much of a surprise with me being half a world away! :)

Cheers, Klaus

Neil said...

Thanks everyone for your comments Gwendolen I now have a Canon 1000D before that I had a Fujifilm S3000 big difference.Bob & Cynthia glad to hear they have stopped the import of the Double-barred Finch, Dawn Cooloola is in SE Queensland Australia.

Larry Jordan said...

Wow Neil, you sure have some cool birds down there! Great captures of both the Pardalote and the Finch. Beautiful birds

Neil said...

Thanks Larry they are very beautiful.

Arija said...

Glad your water supply has been replenishe, our dams are still dry.
Pardaloted have such a distinctive call, you mainly hear first then spot. Great captures. I've maily seen the spotted version.

Neil said...

Thanks for your comments Arija hope you get rain soon.

behindthebins said...

Holy Cow. What amazing birds you have! I can't imagine living with all that winged beauty.

Neil said...

Thanks behindthebins they are beautiful birds