Red-kneed Dotterel. Kianawah Road Wetlands, Hemmant, Queensland, Australia. NIKON D500 + Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6 1/400 @ f/8 ISO 220 @ 750 mm (effective FL)
This youngster landed in our garden about 1.45pm.
This is one of a 5 shot series in rapid fire mode (5 frames/second) they all turned out tack sharp.
The shots were taken at Port Vincent over on York Peninsula, 3pm on the day. The Tern flew along the coast in front of me. PP, cropped only.
I captured this guy at the Wynn Vale Dam here in Adelaide, one of my favourite haunts for bird photography. I see them quite often sitting on the stumps in the water. The local council has built a walk way out over the water and it’s great for “shooting” the various birds there.
The shot was taken at 9 am.
The camera was my Nikon D7100 and the lens, my Sigma 150-600mm.
Pretty much every day I sit on the patio and wait for some action. We have a lot of New Holland Honeyeaters in our Village so it’s not long before they start showing up.
Degree of difficulty 9.9
Keeping the bird in focus is the toughest part of this shot.
They drop like a bullet. This dive resulted in a large luderick being caught.
A male Leaden Flycatcher sings to proclaim his territory
It is believed there are fewer than 400 of these once plentiful birds remaining. Habitat loss is the predominant reason for the decline. Taronga Zoo has a captive breeding and release program which may save these birds from extinction. You should report seeing these birds.
Shot in Julatten at Kingfisher Park, these beautiful birds are truly a sight to behold.
They nest in termite mounds low to the ground and often loose their long white tail feathers toward the end of breeding due to entering and leaving the nest.
This Osprey at Hastings point NSW, caught this magnificent luderick but was unable to lift it back to the nest from a standing start. It had to drag it onto the beach and eventually hit it with a flying start to get it back to its two hungry offspring!