Sunday, 22 April 2018

Common Again

Another one of my walks through the Sale Common gave me a surprise with the sighting of three Azure Kingfishers, but not many other birds. I estimate the water level is now 4'6" down from last winter. Have seen masses of Carp wallowing around on top of the water literally.
Whistling Kite.

Azure Kingfisher No1.

Azure Kingfisher No 2.

Azure Kingfisher No 3.

White Faced Heron. (or no-neck Heron).



Saturday, 14 April 2018

Port Albert

Went for a drive down to Port Albert, Agnes Falls and White Women's Waterhole last Thursday. Not much water coming down Agnes Falls, but took some good photos.  Plenty of immature Pacific Gulls at Port Albert and not much to see at White Women's Waterhole.
Pacific Gull. (Immature)

Nankeen Night Heron.

Nankeen Night Heron.

Nankeen Night Heron.

Kookaburra. (Immature)  Looking at Black Snake below.

 Red Bellied Black Snake. 

Pacific Gull. (Immature).


Sunday, 1 April 2018

Another McKinnon's Point Sit.

Last Friday Julie and I went back to McKinnon's Point, no Peregrine Falcons to be seen. We walked downstream about 150 Metres to the first puddle of water and set up our gear. We arrived there at Mid-day which is not the best  time for the birds at the water. After 2 hours we had eleven species, not all photographed; but the ones I did catch follow. An Azure Kingfisher flew past and disappeared down the creek.
This is what you photograph when the birds are scarce.

White Browed Scrub Wren.

Yellow-tufted Honeyeater. There were 5 of these and they stayed around for about 20 minutes.

Yellow-tufted Honeyeater

Golden Whistler.


Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Wedgie Saga.

Whilst down at the Desailly Flats flying field today I spotted what looked like a Wedge-Tailed Eagle in the paddock 400 yards away, on the ground and he was being attached by a couple of Ravens and Magpies. Made my way over and got as close as I could until he decided it was time to go. A sequence of photos follows.

Raven giving him a hard time.

 He is now a bit wary  as I have snuck up a bit closer.

Time to go.

Magpie seeing him off.

Then the Raven takes over again.


Monday, 19 March 2018

Another Sit.

Went over to Swallow Lagoon, and instead of doing my usual walk around I decided to sit on the bank of the water hole to the left of the gate. Sat there for 11/2 hours, which turned out to be very productive. Some shots below.

Pair of Yellow-faced Honeyeaters.

White-naped Honeyeater.

White-naped and Yellow-faced Honeyeaters.

Grey Fantail.

Female Rufous Whistler.

Not often you get seven birds in the photo.


Monday, 12 March 2018

McKinnon's Point two

Following on from previous blog more from McKinnon's Point.

Rufous Whistler.

Rose Robin.

Crimson Rosella.

Need an ID for this one.

Juvenile Dusky Wood Swallow.

Dusky Wood Swallow.

Eastern Rosella

White Faced Heron.

Yellow-Tufted Honeyeater.


McKinnon's Point one.

After the Heyfield Birdo's outing at McKinnon's Point last Wednesday, Julie and I decided to go up again on Sunday.
This time we decided to sit near a pool of water and wait for the birds to come in, all these photos and in the following blog were taken from the one position, except for the White Faced Heron and the Yellow-Tufted Honeyeater, which we found on the way back up the creek to the car. There are some that I need an ID.
Golden Whistler not quite in full colour

Mrs Spotted Pardalote.

White-naped Honeyeater.

Mr Spotted Pardalote.

Golden Whistler (Female I think).

Scrub Wren.

Spotted Pardalote Female.

This one needs an ID. Female Rose Robin ?

Not a good picture here needs an ID.

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