More Birds

I really like it when birds just seem to be in the right place and look as though they have posed for the camera.

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This Tawny Frogmouth is a good subject as it just sits on the nest, a nest of loosely thrown together sticks and leaves, sitting so still trying to be part of the tree. I do think she has a bit of a smile don’t you?

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Darters just standing on the rocks, often looking left then right, swivelling about but not moving their big webbed feet.

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Sometimes I have been in the thick of the action. The Terns and Seagulls were just sitting on the beach when all of a sudden, whoosh, they all took to the air in a flurry of wings.

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One late afternoon, driving home from town, I spotted this Black Necked Stork ( much prefer Jabiru) prowling around this inundated farm paddock looking for a bit of tea. He did get lucky as the paddock, which was dry until the landowner decided to block the drain to turn the land back into a wetland, mainly for water couch to feed his cattle, had quite a few frogs which were calling for mates, not as an advertisement that a meal can be found here!!

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A banksia makes a fine viewing platform for a Wattlebird (I think). There were many birds calling this day but not many seen, so this was a lucky shot.

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Framed among the leaves and branches of a Poinsettia, the Pacific Baza sat and watched and made sure I got its good side

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The Pelican was having a bit of a nap on top of a light pole before being awoken by me sneaking up to get some photos, although I do think that Pelicans have a rather permanent startled look anyway.

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Love Kookaburras even when they set off at the crack of dawn. They also don’t mind posing so you get their best angle even if their “hair” is a bit messy!!

4 thoughts on “More Birds

    1. Thanks Fiona 🙂 It was so dark getting the photos of the Jabiru, I didn’t think they would come out….the one with the frog in its bill was a blurred mess, pity!!

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  1. Those Darters look similar to Little Black Cormorants. I’ve done a blog piece on Little Black Cormorants now i’m hoping they weren’t really Darters! Great pics!

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    1. I too thought that they were cormorants until they spread their wings and not much white was to be seen…luckily when I first saw Darters there was a birdo who told mne what they were…

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