Restless Flycatcher

One from the archives when I was first learning DLSR's. Camera Canon EOS 1000, Lens 200-500mm, 1/400sec at f/8.0 ISO 400 hand held. These birds have a distinctive call, similar to a metallic grinding. I found this bird by following that call.

Pacific Baza Feeding

Spotted while staying at a caravan park in Proserpine. Looked like he/she was feeding on a frog. Camera Canon EOS 1000D, Lens Tamron 300mm, 1/400 sec at f/7.0 ISO 400.

Little Bronze-cuckoo feeding on hairy caterpillars

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 Portrait 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...


So many little Silvereyes around at the moment. This little one landed on the branch for a clear shot. Penrith NSW

Brolga feeding

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.

Awesome colours

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

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....

Oriental Cuckoo

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...

Curious little one

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)