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.




Sunday, 12 July 2015

Top End Trip Bird Photos - Alice Springs to Edith Falls

My Dad and I drove to Darwin. I was supposed to be playing cricket with my brother, but I had a small fracture in my arm and had to go with dad instead of the team on the bus.

We hadn't gone more than 5 kilometres from Alice Springs when I asked Dad to stop. It was only a Black-shouldered Kite. The first day and night we drove about half way, to Longreach Waterhole near Elliott. Here are some photos, starting with a Lifer for me, the Jacky Winter.

Jacky Winter





We saw a few Apostlebirds at Daly Waters Roadhouse:

Apostlebirds


We stopped off at Bitter Springs near Mataranka and I saw another of my favourite birds, the Lemon-bellied Flycatcher

Lemon-bellied Flycatcher



We saw a few other birds between Elliott and Edith Falls, but I finally managed some nice photos of the Finches on Edith Falls Road.

Crimson Finch
 




 Double-barred Finch

Day 1 and 2 on our trip were fantastic fun, even with the broken arm. The Gouldian Finches were a bit quick for my camera to focus, but as you will read in future posts, I did finally manage to capture them too.






Friday, 27 February 2015

Bird Photos Holidays 1


Fan-Tailed Cuckoo at Oswin Roberts Reserve, Victoria


Brown Goshawk in my back yard Northern Territory


Laughing Kookaburra at Blackburn Lake Victoria

Possum at Blackburn Lake Victoria


Rainbow Lorikeets at Blackburn Lake

 




Silvereye at Blackburn Lake

Weird Eyed Possum at Blackburn Lake

White-browed Scrubwren at Blackburn Lake

duck photos from holidays 2

chestnut teal at Blackburn Lake Vic



pacific black duck at Blackburn Lake