Sunday, 25 September 2016

Red-browed Pardalotes, Red-backed Kingfisher and Rainbow Bee-eaters

My dad and I went for a ride yesterday to try to find a pair of Black-shouldered Kites we thought were nesting near where we rode. We did see one of the Kites, but soon became far more interested in the Red-browed Pardalotes who were busily collecting material from a dirt mound for what we suspect was a nest in a different dirt mound.

Red-browed Pardalotes

There was also a beautiful Red-backed Kingfisher hanging around

And a cute little Rainbow Bee-eater which looked like a green and yellow ball of fluff in the fork of this tree.

A Black Kite kept flying overhead

And this Willie Wagtail came close

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Black-shouldered Kites in Alice Springs

Near my Dad’s place I found a pair of Black-shouldered Kites. I saw them catch mice only ten metres from me and then sit up in one of many favourite perches to eat. I noticed the Black-shouldered Kites had different favourite perches at different times of the day. They did not spend much time together, however they did not get too far away from each other. Both Kites tended to perch at the top of the tree. I observed they both called to each other.  Hope you like the photos.

Friday, 22 April 2016

Centralian Carpet Python, Red-capped Robin, and a very cool sunset

I was staying with some friends in the rural area of Alice Springs and went to collect the eggs from the chook pen this morning. I walked in, turned left and stopped. There was one of the chooks in one corner, and a really, really, big snake in the other corner of the chook pen. I backed out of the chook pen, ran back to the house and grabbed my camera, hoping it hadn't moved. I was very happy it had stayed still, and took a few photos. Here is one of them:

Centralian Carpet Python

The chook and the snake

I went with my Dad and brother to Redbank Gorge a few weeks ago camping overnight and saw this beautiful Red-capped Robin

I was at my mum's place a few weeks ago and saw some fantastic colours at sunset. I love the shadow part of the photos. Not sure what created it, but I thought it looked pretty cool.

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Fairy Penguins and Budgerigars

At Phillip Island Nobbies we found a adult  Fairy Penguin under the board walk.
 We also saw some moulting penguins

 Me and my dad went down Undoolya hills and went to a puddle were dad had seen budgies the day before.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Sunday, 23 August 2015

My brief encounter with a male red kangaroo joey

This morning when my dad and I were leaving the house, we found this beautiful little joey feeding on one some of the plants in the front yard. It seemed pretty tame, and eventually I managed to sit close enough to pat it. Dad rang a friend who came around and said it was a young male red kangaroo. She was a carer so she took it back home with her, but not before dad took a few photos and a video. It was a really lovely surprise to start the day.