Sunday, 24 January 2010

TCB Bird Walk

Continuing our walk along the Tin Can Bay Foreshore we came across Rainbow Bee-eaters, Pied Oystercatchers, Silver Gulls, Bar-tailed Godwits and Blue-faced Honeyeaters just to name a few.

Did not know it at the time but there was an Immature Pied Oystercatcher among those we photographed. It is the one in the middle, with pale legs, dark tip to the bill, and no red around the eye, so it was good to see some young made it this far.

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Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus) (Near Adult form)

Pied Oystercatcher (Haematopus longirostris)

Blue-faced Honeyeater (Entomyzon cyanotis) (Immature)

When the tide is in along the bird walk.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Galahs in a Gum Tree

On a stroll down the Tin Can Bay Foreshore Birdwalk today, we came across this pair of Galahs checking out a nesting hollow. The Rainbow Lorikeet above them seemed a bit annoyed.

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Galah (Cacatua roseicapilla) - Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus)

Rainbow - "Hey you pair, I was there first!"

"It seems about the right height off the ground"

"What do you think?" "Yes, it looks promising"

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Laughing Kookaburra

The Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) is our largest Kingfisher (40 - 47cm). Its' call is a feature of the Australian landscape. The video and calls were recorded in our backyard when this family decided to stop for a little while. Altogether there were six birds in the group, luckily not all calling at once.