Sunday, 14 January 2018

Herb Guyatt Reserve.

Went for a walk around Herb Guyatt Reserve today, first bird was a Kingfisher on the power lines at the gate, plenty of Eastern Yellow Robins, and Wrens, but, the highlight was a Rufous Fan Tail, the low light was I didn't get a photo, just wouldn't sit still.

 Eastern Yellow Robin, with Bug.

Sacred Kingfisher. (Not a good shot had camera on f/20 from another job.) Shutter speed too slow.

Blue Tongue Lizard, not Guyatt Reserve, at my back door.


Friday, 12 January 2018

A Mixed Bag.

Young Wedge Tailed Eagle is still in the nest as of 9/1. Have checked with (Birds of Prey of Australia, Stephen Debus), the young of Wedge Tailed Eagles stay in the nest 79 days to 95 days, this one has been in the nest about 75 days.

 Not sure of this species. Taken with 500mm lens standing back about 20ft. minimum focusing distance.

 Great Cormorant Sale Common.

 Second hatching of Darters from this nest over the past 3 months.

Yellow Faced Honeyeater, Swallow Lagoon.

Tree down about 2 Kms in from Sale end of the Common.

Yellow Faced Honeyeaters Swallow Lagoon.


Monday, 8 January 2018


First blog for 2018, yet another walk through the Sale Common. The Rufous Whistlers were out in force. Three in one tree and further around another two. Just a few snaps of the different poses.

Azure Kingfisher taken a couple of days before. Not a good photo the Kingfisher was over one hundred yards away.


Thursday, 28 December 2017

A Mixed Bag.

This will be my last post for 2017, so is a mixture of photos.
 Things are bad when you start taking photos of Ibis. 
Australian White Ibis. (Threskiornis Molucca).

 Australian Hobby. (Falco longipennis).
There were three on the road to Marlay Point.

 Tiger Moth. (Flyinusii riskissia lifisaei)

 Meadow Argus butterfly. (Junonia villida).
Sale Common.

 Immature Pied Butcher bird. (Cracticus nigrogularis)
Sale Common.

 Unknown. Lake Guyatt.

Tiger Snake. (Notechis scutatus).
Near Car Park Lake Guyatt.


Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Juvenile Horsfield's Bronze-cuckoo

Took some photos of this little bird on Xmas morning, ID confirmed Horsefield's Bronze-cuckoo Juvenile.


Sunday, 17 December 2017

Common Again

Two Whistling Kite juveniles have left the nest, but there are still two in the nest at the left of the tree. The parents are still keeping guard.
The young Wedge Tailed Eagle is still in the nest as of today 17/12. Pardalotes were plentiful this day, assisted by a Tree Creeper.
 There were plenty of Rufous Whistlers around.

 Young Wedgie in the nest.

 Whistling Kite on guard.

 Tree Creeper.

Pardalote scratching in the bark.

 This was taken from a long way, looked like a Dusky Wood Swallow, but they don't have a red beak. So I am not sure of the species.

Pair of young Whistling Kites in the nest.

(click photo to enlarge)

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Heyfield Birdos.

Last week was the last outing for the Heyfield Birdos, which was around Lake Guyatt and a property at Longford, then a barbeque lunch. I had a prior lunch engagement so could only spend about 2 hours around Lake Guyatt. Some of the birds we ticked below.
Full round up on Heyfield Birdwatchers Blog.
 Mistletoe Bird. First one I have seen this season.

 Sacred Kingfisher near the Powder Magazine.

Superb Fairy Wren.