Take-off, shortly after sunrise
Apostlebirds feeding on grass seeds, on parched, drought stricken ground.
IMAGE SHOT IN THE LAST LIGHT, MINUTES BEFORE SUNSET.
Adult Pacific Baza flying back with a grasshopper, to feed the two chicks in the nest.
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Multiple shot panorama
It took very hard work and then some, to nail this not too common bowerbird. A bird of the arid regions.
Budgerigars in the wild. The youngster is poking its body out of the nest.
The male Bustard, easily recognisable by the band across the chest. Just after sunrise.
The female is in front of the male, with the nestling looking on.
The male roosting some distance away from the nest, after having just delivered food for the single nestling.
Aerial shot of the male. The flight is very reminiscent of a Harrier, just a fraction faster and higher, with a fascinating side to side rocking motion. Beautiful to watch as he is coming closer and closer, filling up the viewfinder.
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A Cockatiel breeding pair. As usual, the more colourful male, is sub-ordinate to the bossy female on top. Just kidding, its not like with humans......
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Little Corella feeding on the ground. A very gregarious and comical bird at times too. A pleasure to look at but NOT to listen too. It screech rivals that of the sulphur crested cockatoo, when there is a large gathering of birds in a colony it can be deafening.
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The sun had just dipped below horizon when I looked out the kitchen glass door and saw this Pheasant Coucal, roosting there. In full breeding colours. Out of breeding season it becomes a very plain brown bird.
The most difficult bird I have ever tangled with. Australia's smallest crake at 15 cm ( 6" ), its always in the shade and virtually never stops moving. They don't come any harder.
The male Austraian Darter.
The smallest of Australia's freshwater wading birds, the Black-fronted Dotterel, photographed very late in the afternoon. This one being a juvenile of the species. The black band on its chest is not completey formed yet.
The small Red-kneed Dotterel, at the lake's edge.
Its always nice to see the adult with its offspring. A Peaceful Dove with two youngsters by, probably, her side. I have no idea if the little ones had already fledged or not. The Peaceful Doves are a very small dove.
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A very small Eastern Water Dragon, catching a bit of the sun on a paperbark tree.
This is not a crop. I was too close to get the entire dragon into the frame, so I quickly fired off a 4 shot series, to combine them into a pano. Out of a boat.
A male Hardhead Duck, showing off.
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Image taken as the Radjah Shelduck was feeding actively in the inter tidal zone, only a couple of minutes before the sunset. Hence the colours and the light.