Sunday, 27 March 2016

Kingfishers and Kookas.

I was standing near the entrance to Lake Guyatt looking along flooding creek towards Sale, when I heard a squeak and out flew an Azure Kingfisher. It landed on a post adjacent to the overflow from Lake Guthridge, it then flew up the creek. It came back a few minutes later, and I had enough time to take some photos. Looks like they are nesting along the outflow as another came out and both were sitting in the same post, they were to quick for me to get a photo.

 Saw this Kooka at Herb Guyatt Reserve yesterday sitting about 20 feet away.


Saturday, 26 March 2016

Out and About.

Due to other commitments I have not been able to get out birding as I would like. Had a spare morning three weeks ago and went out to Swallow Lagoon. The small birds were very scarce; but I did tick a first a White-winged Triller.
 This was the best photo I could get of the White-winged Triller.

 In a tree beside the Triller a Dusky Woodswallow and one of its young.

Back at Lake Guyatt The Mistletoe birds were out, couldn't get a good photo of the female as she was too high and obscured by the mistletoe. Here's a couple of shots of the male.

As normal the fantails were every where this one sat just in camera focus.

 I have been trying to get a photo of a  Lathams Snipe which has been around Flooding Creek. Unfortunately it has seen me 5 times out of 5; but whilst the Snipe beat me I did get a glimpse of a Lewin's Rail (I think) Not a good photo as the light was against me.
 Fan-tailed Cuckoo at Lake Guyatt.