Latest Bird Photos
A Black-tailed Godwit striding through the shallow edge of Lake Tinaroo. Nikon D7200, Nikkor 300mm f4, 1/800 sec, f-8, ISO-800
Marsh Sandpiper foraging for food in Lake Tinaroo. Nikon D7200, Nikkor 300mm f4, 1/1000 sec, f-8, ISO-800
A modern-day Pterodactyl, the Channel-billed Cuckoo. They were really active at the local cemetery this morning, lots of chasing around and screeching at each other. Toowong, Queensland, Australia.
Dry times has a bunch of these guys hanging about the house. I’ve got lots of photos of ’em already but can’t resist the opportunity to take more. Nikon D7200, Nikkor 300mm f4, 1/800 sec, f-8, ISO-1000
Taken at 6.30am using a Nikon Coolpix P900. He was always hanging around so I just sat and waited’ There seems to be some cofusion as to exactly what species it is but most believe it is a melanistic Magpie
5.30pm Canon 5D Mark IV 100-400mm lens with 1.4x at 560mm, 1/400 sec at f8
This photo was taken across the road from my home in Stawell. The gear that I use are the Nikon D 500 Camera & the Nikon 200-500mm F5.6 Lens. Settings were 1/1600s F5.6 Iso Auto (560 ) @ 500mm
Finally got one to sit still long enough for a photo. Canon EOS 60D, Tamron 200-500mm, 1/640 sec at f8, ISO 500, FL 500, 4:36pm
Fascinated with our raptors they are very photogenic birds. Brown Falcon just after landing. Canon EOS 60D, Tamron 200-500mm, 1/1250 sec at f 7.1, ISO 400, 9:07am.
While I waited for the Channel-billed Cuckoos to move back into the light, I looked up to see this little charmer just sitting on the nearest branch in the open just looking at me! I had to search the memory bank to remember what it might be, but one thing I knew immediately it was a species I hadn’t laid eyes on before. There was a pair of these beautifully-patterned birds, and they were notably calm and unworried about me fumbling to get a shot.
Nikon D7200, Nikkor 300mm f4, 1/500 sec, f-8, ISO-400, nicely lit by early morning sunshine
Took a couple of days but I finally got a shot of these elusive little birds coming down for a drink. EOS 60D, 200-500mm lens, 4:13pm, 1/200 sec at f8.0, ISO 640.
Central Australia August 2017. Panasonic DMC FZ300 f3.5, 1/250sec, ISO 100 @108mm
Spotted in November, late in the dry season at an almost dried up lagoon. Canon EOS 60D, Tamron 200-500mm, ISO 400, 1/500 at f10, 9:50am
This little bird made himself know with his singing and stayed around long enough for me to grab my camera. Canon EOS 60d, Sigma 18-250mm, 1/500 sec at f 7.1, ISO 400 FL 250 AT 4:16pm.
This morning I went out birding for the first time in several months – a short outing to my nearby cemetery in search of the big Channel-billed Cuckoos. I found the big brutes feeding on fruits in the usual big fig tree, today they weren’t attacked by any of the prospective nest surrogates and weren’t chasing each other around very much. A couple of squabbles inside the canopy with the associated guttural screeching and clucking – they are amazing big units to see up this close.
Something different an introduced bird. Camera Canon EOS 1000d, 1/125 SEC AT F5, ISO 500 fl 140mm
Just enough light to get a half decent shot of a beautiful little Rainbow Pitta. Canon EOS 1000D, Sigma 18-250mm lens, ISO 1600, 1/15 SEC AT f 6.3 hand held.
This young Pied Butcherbird landed on a perch where I was expecting to photograph some visiting bee-eaters. I liked the earthy tones of its coloration and the background – need some rain to green things up.
A captive bird caught in the early afternoon sunlight. Taken at 1:50 PM, Canon EOS 60D, Sigma 18-250mm, fl 250mm, ISO 1600, 1/100 SEC AT F 9.0.
Sat behind a tree and waited for this little guy to come to me. Canon EOS60D, Tamron 200-500mm, ISO 400, 1/640 at f 8.0, 10.00 am.
This bird was at the Territory Wildlife park. Its very rare that I take photos of a captive bird although I couldn’t resist this one. Canon EOS60D 1/160 at f6.3 ISO 400, Sigma 18-300mm Lens
A Whistling Kite comes in to perch on a dead branch on the shore of Lake Tinaroo.
Taken mid morning on my daily walk. Canon EOS 1000d, Tamron 200-500mm lens, 1/500 sec at f 9.0, ISO 400.
I was hoping this male would catch some prey while I was watching but he was too busy cleaning himself. Canon EOS60D, Tamron 200-500mm, tripod, 1/1250 @ f8.0, ISO 400, fl 500mm. Taken mid morning.
The scrubfowl was too busy to notice me and allowed me to get fairly close. Taken at 8:15 am before it got too hot. Canon EOS60D, Tamron 200-500mm. ISO 320, 1/50 sec at f 8.0.
This is Neville, a New Holland Honeyeater. He is showing some indignation and impatience with me because I inadvertantly scared him away from the nectar site that he was plundering. He can’t wait to get back to it and just wants me to get lost. He lives in the National Australia Botanic Gardens in Canberra, along with about 353,000 of his kind and even more little Eastern Spinebills. The two species are happy to share and swarm all over any tree or bush that has what they want. It’s the big bully wattle birds that they have to watch out for. When the wattles want the tree, they just “bomb” all of the little birds, and off they go to some other site.
This bird was captive in the huge flight aviary at the excellent Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia.
Popped out of a hollow in a tree after a particularly loud clap of thunder. One of my older shots taken with a Canon Eos 1000D, Tamron 200-500mm lens ISO 800 1/125 sec at f9.0. Shot taken late afternoon, 5:17pm on an overcast day.