Sunday, 22 August 2010

Little Egret & White-breasted Woodswallow

After finishing our latest Wader Count we headed out to Inskip Point to check out what bird life was there.
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As usual most of the birds were resting on the little sand island out from the point.

Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

We found this Little Egret feeding in the shallows by the shoreline, while this White-breasted Woodswallow flew in and posed nicely for us on a dead branch.

White-breasted Woodswallow (Artamus leucorynchus)

21 comments:

mick said...

It's always nice when you can get the reflection in the water as well as the bird. Little Egrets are especially nice for this I find. Great photos.

Neil said...

Thanks Mick I think the weather also helps as it was such a nice day to be out.

Larry said...

Beautiful shots Neil! Especially the in-flight photo of the Little Egret.

Neil said...

Thanks Larry our son took the camera from me for a change and that is what he managed get.

Snail said...

Another beautiful birdwatching day!

eileeninmd said...

Sounds like a wonderful birding day. Love Egret in flight shot.

dreamfalcon said...

I like the photo of the Little Egret walking in the water!

Neil said...

Thanks Snail, Eileen & Dreamfalcon.

Alan said...

Great shots! looks like it was a good day!

Neil said...

Thanks Alan it was a great day for birding.

Bob Kaufman said...

Lovely photos, Neil! It's nice to note that you have birds there that I see quite often here in the Philippines.

Phil said...

A nice shot of the woodswallow Neil, what a very descriptive name for a bird.

Slugyard said...

Great shots! Nice of the swallow to pause and pose for you.

MaineBirder said...

Great photos Neil! I love the White-breasted Woodswallow.

Neil said...

Thanks Bob, Phil, Slugyard & MaineBirder.

Halcyon said...

Such beauties!

Neil said...

Yes Halcyon they are beautiful birds.

NatureFootstep said...

The woodswallow is new to me. Great looking on that pole. :)

http://nfbird.blogspot.com/

Neil said...

Thanks NatureFootstep.

NicoleB said...

Sweet shots!
I love that White breasted Woodswallow.
Another one I haven't even heard of before - thanks :D

Neil said...

Thanks Nicole.