A female Little Bronze-cuckoo, the “Gould’s Little Intermediate” version that was busy eating hairy caterpillars in the garden, just on dusk. Nikon D7200, Nikkor 300mm, f-8, 1/250 sec, ISO-4000 (auto) and some fill-in flash.
Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis) – my first sighting of this highly-patterned bird (lifer # 187). I was actually lucky to see it, as I was sitting down waiting for a Forest Kingfisher to return to the area. This bird poked its head out of some reeds, I recognised it was a new species, moved slightly and it went back into the reeds. I laid down and waited for about 10 minutes until it finally came back out, this time I was able to snap a few shots. It certainly knew I was there, but kept its distance and a wary eye on me as it searched for food. Lake Eden, North Lakes, Queensland, Australia. NIKON D500 + Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6 1/640 @ f/7.1 ISO 2000 @ 690 mm (effective FL)
So many little Silvereyes around at the moment. This little one landed on the branch for a clear shot. Penrith NSW
Got very close to a captive bird, I would have stayed well back if it was wild. Canon EOS 1000D, 1/160 sec at f/5.0 ISO 800 FL 15mm.
Morning walk along the beach around 9am the sun was still low in the sky. Canon EOS 60D, Tamron 200-500 lens, 1/1250 sec at f/7.1, ISO 400, FL 500.
Pied Oystercatcher reflecting in shallow water on a tidal inlet. This bird and its mate were wandering around the inlet probing the sand with their long bills for worms and crustaceans that are their main food sources. The Spit, Main Beach, Queensland, Australia. NIKON D500 + Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6 lens. 1/800 @ f/7.1 ISO 320 @ 750 mm (effective FL)
Oriental Cuckoo (Cuculus optatus). The Oriental Cuckoo visits the Australian Eastern seaboard during Winter as far south as Sydney, each bird regularly returning to the same site. Interestingly, they do not migrate to Australia to breed as most other Cuckoos do. You can see the similarity it has with the Pacific Baza, easily mistaken for the Baza by size and underbelly stripes and colouring. Anstead Bushland Reserve, Anstead, Queensland, Australia. NIKON D500 + 200.0-500.0 mm f/5.6 1/500 @ f/7.1 ISO 160 @ 750 mm (effective FL)
Country region south of Adelaide. Early morning, it had just rained a little, low light . I had just stepped away from vehicle and it was the first bird I saw. Nikon D3400 & 200-500mm f5.6 ED VR…manual mode 1/1250 second, f5.6, ISO 4000 (auto iso)
On the shores of Lake Alexandrina, SA. Good light about 8.45am. Nikon D3400 & Nikon 200-500mm f5.6 ED VR….1/800 sec, f5.6, ISO 100. – at 500mm plus cropped.
Drought stricken eastern Adelaide Hills in early Autumn. About 9am. Good light but bird was in the shade of trees. Nikon D3400 & 200-500mm f5.6 ED VR…1/800 sec, f5.6, ISO 800.