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Recent Bird Photos

I'm trying to capture birds on the wing rather than birds on a stick... however these are mainly on a "stick" but nonetheless I still enjoy their company. #birds


Tuesday 13th August

A quick snapshot of some the birds in the backyard this morning and whilst the White Bellied Sea Eagle was not actually in the backyard the photo was taken from the backyard.

Rainbow Lorikeet (the Bully Bird )
Superb Fairy Wren
Grey Fantail sitting on his favourite stick
White headed Pigeon
White Bellied Sea Eagle
Red Browed Finch
Rainbow Lorikeet

Thursday 24th July

Water was the theme of the day

First photo is a grey Fantail which completely submerges itself in the birdbath #greyfantail

Second photo is a White Headed Pigeon who hasn't mastered the art of drinking #whiteheadedpigeon

Third photo is my favourite a silver eye standing on a rock in the middle of the birdbath #silvereye


Wednesday 24th July

Eastern Spinebill taken in the backyard.


Red Browed Finches in and around the Bird Feeder

Fairy Wren

Fairy Wren
Taken at the bird feeder 24/07/2019

Monday 22nd July

Eastern Osprey, not your everyday garden variety visitor.

photo taken in the "extended" backyard.


A Silvereye at the birdbath


Friday 19th July

Crested Pidgeon in the backyard, this pidgeons are obviously related to the Bronze wings judging by their colourful wings.


Thursday 18th July

White Browed Scrubwren

White browed scrub wren
In the backyard : 18/07/2019

Rainbow Lorrikeets

Rainbow lorikeets
Watching on high, in the backyard : 18/07/2019

Spotted Dove

Always visits with its partner, a daily visitor, usually in the afternoon.

Spotted Dove
Spotted Dove sits on the neighbours bird feeder : 18/07/2019

Lewin's Honeyeater

18/07/2019 : Not previously been photographed in the backyard

I will have to replace the water more often if he keeps coming back


Fairy Wren

I'll just have one more

Fairy wren
Taken at the bird feeder : 18/07/2019


Red Browed Finch

These tiny birds zip around inside the bird feeder cage

In the bird feeder 18/07/2019


Great Egret

Commonly found along the shores of St Georges basin, fun to watch as they stalk out the fish then strike.

Tonight it was getting towards dark and hoping for just one more snack, taken at the western end of Greville Ave 18/07/2019


Wednesday 17th July

Fairy Wren

Singing out for the rest of the entourage

Fairy Wren
Fairy Wren in the backyard 17/07/2019

A constant visitor that always delights, singing out for the rest of the entourage.


Tuesday 16th July

Female Bower Bird

Female Bowerbird
Female Bowerbird in the backyard : 16/07/2019

For several weeks there was an usual birdcall coming from the reserve in front of us, and I was never able to site the bird making the call, finally spotted the culprit but then required the local photographers brains trust to identify it as a female Bowerbird. I have not previously managed to photograph one in the backyard before


Golden Whistler

Golden Whistler
Male Golden Whistler in the backyard 16/07/2019

My guests had to briefly entertain themselves ( or by my excitement ) when this bird appeared on the bird feeder, luckily the camera was close and ready as they are not seed feeders so he didn't stay long. Apparently a rarely photographer bird in this area.


Monday 15th July

Yellow Robin

The gardeners companion miraculously appear when the shovel comes out, another constant friend in the garden

King Parrot

King Parrot
Baby King Parrot in the backyard

We hadn't seen the King Parrots for a while but they arrived with the latest generation in tow.

King Parrot in flight in the backyard

The bird feeder is located so we can look out of our living room and see the birds come and go unfortunately the spot is shaded for most of the time so taking photos of birds in flight is technically far more difficult to achieve a shot that doesn't have motion blur (that's my excuse ) This one had a far amount of post processing botox to remove the grain and noise of a photo taken in low light.


Red Browed Finch
Red Browed Finches at the Bird Feeder

When the music stops ...


Grey Fantail

One of my favourite activities is to sit and watch the aerobatics, as these birds feed on the wing chasing flying insects. I find then a difficult bird to photograph as they have a fast unpredictable flight. A cousin of the Willy Wagtail

Grey Fantail
Grey Fantail in the backyard 15/07/2019


Birds on the Wing

Yes I do have a couple

Yellow Robin Grey Fantail in flight
Sorry but that's where I sit

Grey Fantail Yellow Robin in flight
Grey Fantail and a Yellow Robin sorting out the pecking order in the backyard 15/07/2019

Grey Fantail in flight
Fantail in flight in the backyard 15/07/209

Yellow Robin
This yellow Robin is actually in flight in the backyard 15/07/2019


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