The Buff-banded Rail is a very quick running bird and loves darting into cover when disturbed, but i was lucky enough to get some lovely shots. Herdsman Lake, Perth
Photographer: Ken Russell
I was with Birdlife East Gippsland group on the weekly Monday morning outing at Cobblers creek in Bairnsdale area when I spotted this bird hiding in the reeds on the side of the creek. I went up closer and he moved out and I managed some very close shots of what is usually a shy bird. He moved slowly and did not seem to mind 3 or 4 people up close.
I took this photo in March 2016 using a Nikon D7100, Nikon F4 300mm and a Nikon 1.4tc. iso 1000, 1/640 sec, F5.6.
Photographer: Eric Tadina
This one lives in our backyard...Brisbane