Sunday, 29 May 2016

Little Eagle

When we got up the other morning, we were wondering what all the birds were going mad at. After a quick look around, I found this Little Eagle in one of the trees being mobbed by all the Crows, Magpie larks, Noisy Miners, and anything else that could join in.
 Little Eagle (Hieraaetus morphnoides)

 Torresian Crow (Corvus orru)
There were at least 30 Crows that came from near and far to see if they could chase the Little Eagle away, all to no avail, as the Little Eagle ignored all that came close.
Thanks Ollie, we did some further checking.
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Monday, 16 May 2016

Bush Birds.

Took a slight detour on the way home the other day to check what might be on a dam. As we went along the road I saw a flock of small birds land in the long grass, though when I went to find them they were nowhere to be seen. However this Golden-headed Cisticola flew up and landed not far from me. I only managed a couple of shots before it went and hid in the long grass.
Golden-headed Cisticola (Cisticola exilis)

Grey Fantail (Rhipidura albiscapa)

Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus)
Red-browed Finch (Neochmia temporalis)
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Monday, 9 May 2016

Red-capped Plover and Friends.

Red-capped Plover and Friends drop in during the May Wader Count
 Double-banded Plover (Charadrius bicinctus)

The Double-banded Plover has migrated from New Zealand to spend the Winter here in Australia.

 Red-capped Plover (Charadrius ruficapillus)
It was very interesting to have a flock of about 90 waders come and land almost at my feet and to be able to watch their behavior. When they first landed they all crouched low down, and seeing that I was not a threat went about their business. 
Red-capped Plover & Red-necked Stint (Calidris ruficollis)

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Monday, 2 May 2016

Great Egret

 Great Egret (Ardea alba)

Tall, graceful, long legs.
 Well, almost.

 Let me just get the feathers in the right place
 Almost done.
 There is always one that won't sit down.
 Getting ready to take off.

 Perfect landing.

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