Saturday, June 30, 2012

Cattle Egret

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It was getting quite late in the evening but as I was driving home I came across 50 Cattle Egret in a horse paddock not far away, had to stop and try to get a photo but the results weren't all that good.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Some Blue Sky at Last

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Sunshine and blue skies greeted me on Wednesday morning so I visited the Patterson River where I knew there would be some waterbirds. A Great Egret which I have photographed many times before was there to greet me as was the same White-faced Heron and Royal Spoonbill.

It was a bonus to come across a Red-rumped Parrot, Eastern Rosella and Grey Butcherbird in nearby parklands.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Wedge Tailed Eagle over my backyard

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I was cleaning up some tree branches when I was alerted to the presence of a Wedge Tailed Eagle by the local birds going beserk. My camera wasn't too far away so I rushed inside to get it but only to discover that the eagle had disappeared. A quick walk around the paddocks and I could see it perched in a gum tree about 100 metres away.

It wasn't long before it was flushed out by a pair of angry magpies and a couple of ravens, beginning to soar majestically as only an eagle can do.

There was little time to check the settings on my camera so I blasted away as it flew directly over me with some of the shots filling the viewfinder, capturing only part of the bird. Here's a few quick snaps that I managed to take less than an hour before making this post.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Pink-eared Ducks and Grey Teals

I first noticed this flock of Grey Teals last must at Kilcunda in Victoria and didn't think much of it as I often see them flying along the southern coastline. After a recent visit and examining the photos, it was obvious that there were 6 Pink-eared Ducks amongst them. So back to the original photo (top) and sure enough, there they were. Apparently it is a common practice for Pink-eared Ducks to associate themselves with a larger flock of Grey Teals.

Friday, June 8, 2012

A King Parrot in my backyard

I was quite surprised to see a pair of King Parrots land on a tree in my backyard. Having lived in the one place for 30 years, this is the first time that I have sighted them here. A quick dash inside produced my camera and despite the inclement weather I was more than happy to get whatever photos that I could.
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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Some Recent Photos

Cold, grey skies and lots of rain making it pretty hard to get out and about but I have managed to get a few shots at various locations recently.

Crimson Rosella at The Gurdies

Rainbow Lorikeet at Braeside Park

Brown Falcon at Waterways

Pair of Musk Ducks at Edithvale

Royal Spoonbill at Patterson River

Eastern Curlews at Reef Island

Double-banded Plover at Kilcunda

Eastern Spinebill at Kilcunda

Grey Currawong at Cranbourne Botanic

Resting Wallaby at Cranbourne

Grey Butcherbird at Cranbourne
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