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Two more snaps my brother caught on his land near Bendigo. The middle tawny is one he raised from a little one. And now the territory hosts his own flock. ( There are three in that snap.)

The other little critter is known as a " possum owl" - rather nocturnal, rather rare, and a little spooky in a beautiful way.

 

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I don't do a lot of biding these days. I would like to do more, but the native orchids take up most of my time, plus with the Covid-19 restrictions here in Victoria it makes it hard to go too far afie

Cold windy walk this morning, some birds are now starting to reappear. This Eastern Spinebill was busy on a grevillea and performed a hummingbird type hover to reach flowers at the end of a branc

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I'm not a bird lover per se.....  its just so hard to get a photo of them.  My current challenge is to get a good image of the local Wedgetail's. 

 

sorry they are not all as sharp as I wanted them to be.  If someone can identify the others below that would be great. The last one is a falcon and before that maybe a swamp harrier?  The two in the middle ...no idea.

 

An Arctic Tern (taken while it was diving for fish in a lake in Reykjavik Iceland)

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Kookaburra's in the back yard

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Cold on the walk next door today, but  was totally worth it as I did see what I think is a Shining Bronze-cuckoo for the first time.

 

 

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Just moved into our area...young kookas...and have stayed around for a month so far. 

Here is one in the bottle-brush shrub watching me as I do some gardening today...

Every morning early starts with a hearty chuckle...they keep the local noisy miners honest..

 

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Cold windy walk this morning, some birds are now starting to reappear.

This Eastern Spinebill was busy on a grevillea and performed a hummingbird type hover to reach flowers at the end of a branch.

More practice needed, more speed, more light, but take what you can get at the time.

 

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Not sure what bird left their calling card (wing outline!) on my kitchen window...no feathers or remains on the deck outside so I'm guessing it got away with nothing more that a bad headache! :)  If I had to guess what type of bird I would go the noisy miner...very territorial but a lot quieter since the pair of young Kookas recently moved in...

 

 

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Recently ordered these binoculars (not from this retailer) on advice from friends  https://www.camera-warehouse.com.au/nikon-monarch-7-8x42-atb-binoculars   

 

Are these as good as they claim (for bird watching)? It is said they are the best binoculars this side of $1500. Is it true? Is anyone using them? Thanks.

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5 hours ago, jaspar said:

Recently ordered these binoculars (not from this retailer) on advice from friends  https://www.camera-warehouse.com.au/nikon-monarch-7-8x42-atb-binoculars   

 

Are these as good as they claim (for bird watching)? It is said they are the best binoculars this side of $1500. Is it true? Is anyone using them? Thanks.

Lots of comparative reviews on the net.  I was recently searching at the same type of price point and ended up with the Bushnell L series 8 x 42.  Very similar, same magnification, ED glass, Rain guard, fog proof etc. All I can say is that having never enjoyed high quality binoculars before they are a revelation.  I am sure you will be very happy with your purchase, certainly the best magnification / lens size / body size for bird watching. 

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1 hour ago, Ooogh said:

Lots of comparative reviews on the net.  I was recently searching at the same type of price point and ended up with the Bushnell L series 8 x 42.  Very similar, same magnification, ED glass, Rain guard, fog proof etc. All I can say is that having never enjoyed high quality binoculars before they are a revelation.  I am sure you will be very happy with your purchase, certainly the best magnification / lens size / body size for bird watching. 

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Friends let us borrow their high quality binoculars when we went to Africa last year. I’m not sure if they were Bushnell but they looked very similar and cost about the same. The image quality was amazing! Everyone we went with ended up fighting over those binoculars.

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On 05/07/2020 at 12:41 AM, soundbyte said:

Cold windy walk this morning, some birds are now starting to reappear.

This Eastern Spinebill was busy on a grevillea and performed a hummingbird type hover to reach flowers at the end of a branch.

More practice needed, more speed, more light, but take what you can get at the time.

 

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Simply stunning @soundbyte. Congratulations.

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Afternoon walk and found some Grey Currawongs over the side fence, these were part of a group of about 12 individuals that are roaming the neighbourhood.

 

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Had two Wedge Tailed Eagles overhead this afternoon.

 

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captured this one,

 

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pity about the light.

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a very little friendly visitor just out side my window(photo taken through window pane)

 

Spotted pardalote ? I believe ? please correct me if I am wrong...

 

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On 27/07/2020 at 9:08 PM, betty boop said:

a very little friendly visitor just out side my window(photo taken through window pane)

 

Spotted pardalote ? I believe ? please correct me if I am wrong...

 

 

 

 

Yes, that is correct. Well done Al! For your info that one is a male, the female has yellow spots

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2 hours ago, Spearmint said:

Yes, that is correct. Well done Al! For your info that one is a male, the female has yellow spots

this is the other one that appeared briefly(perhaps the female)... but was really too quick to catch a shot off...they are quite darty small little things :) 

 

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4 minutes ago, betty boop said:

(perhaps the female)…

 

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me (bottom of shot), when woken up downstairs by the better half with the cartridge going bump bump bump on the run out of an album at 2am.

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On 05/07/2020 at 10:41 AM, soundbyte said:

Cold windy walk this morning, some birds are now starting to reappear.

This Eastern Spinebill was busy on a grevillea and performed a hummingbird type hover to reach flowers at the end of a branch.

More practice needed, more speed, more light, but take what you can get at the time.

 

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great snaps

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4 minutes ago, scuzzii said:

me (bottom of shot), when woken up downstairs by the better half with the cartridge going bump bump bump on the run out of an album at 2am.

:D definitely getting told off :D 

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Another recent bird photo...

 

also very friendly....walked upto me never knew could take a bird photo with a macro lens :D 

 

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I don't do a lot of biding these days. I would like to do more, but the native orchids take up most of my time, plus with the Covid-19 restrictions here in Victoria it makes it hard to go too far afield.

A few recent ones...

 

#1  Eastern Yellow Robin

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#2 Laughing Kookaburra

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#3 Grey Shrike-thrush

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#4 Blue-billed Duck

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#5  Red-browed Finch

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#6 Eastern Spinebill

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#7 Eastern Spinebill

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#8 Spotted Pardalote (Female)

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#9 Glossy Black-Cockatoo (Male)

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#10 Glossy Black-Cockatoo (Female)

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Interesting to see the photos of the Glossy Black Cockatoos. The only part of Victoria I've seen them is East Gippsland, but I understand they've been forced as far west as Melbourne because of habitat destruction from last Summer's bush fires.

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16 hours ago, davm said:

Interesting to see the photos of the Glossy Black Cockatoos. The only part of Victoria I've seen them is East Gippsland, but I understand they've been forced as far west as Melbourne because of habitat destruction from last Summer's bush fires.

Yes, its a shame their habitat was destroyed by the bush fires. Apparently these she-oaks aren't their usual species.

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There are so many excellent photos on this thread.

 

Here are some mediocre shots of Wedgetail eagles (Aquila audax), including a phonecam one I took while fleetingly thermalling with two last year.

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I had a very good afternoon's outing looking mostly for the Beautiful Firetail.

Arriving at the car park I spooked one and that is all I saw of that target.

Moved on to a bayside  area and saw a White Faced Heron on the shore, moments later it took to the air, the reason was a White Bellied Sea Eagle flying past.

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After the eagle left the Heron came back in to land on shore.

 

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I have posted pictures before about our new young Kooka friends...

Looks like they are getting more and more comfortable with hanging around...here they are together...in the backyard's gum tree...hopefully they force the noisy miners out who moved in seven years ago and are as welcome as an outlaw motorcycle gang ...have only seen one aggressive miner hanging around in the small native tree that feeds the parrots and lorikeets since the Kookas showed up...

 

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Out and about this afternoon, found a Tasmanian Native Hen on the banks the Snug River.

This bird is one of the three birds in Australia that cannot fly.

 

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On 29/07/2020 at 2:27 PM, Spearmint said:

A few recent ones...

I'll save Marc's servers by not quoting all the pics.

 

Excellent excellent excellent photographs!  Great skill on display here.

 

 

More please.

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