Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Spring Babies October 2016

Blackbird decided that this spot between my ladder and the shed storage cupboard was a safe spot . It was, and two babies fledged this week before I snapped a shot.

This is the first time we have spied a Magpie Larks nest. We were surprised as it was less than 10 metres away from our wild "pet" Magpies nest. This shot is taken at 1450mm (35mm epquiv) zoom on my Nikon Coolpix P610. The nest was about 18 metres up near the top of a river red gum. They all successfully fledged.

The carport is going to need a thorough clean in a couple of days when these little cutie Welcome Swallows fledge. It is dark in this corner and very difficult to get a good shot without adding light which I did not want to do. Every time I have tried to get a pic they pop down out of sight but are now too big to that so I was lucky and with a high ISO was able to get this lovely portrait.

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Hand-feeding an Australian King Parrot

Alan hand-feeding sunflower seeds to a visiting King Parrot.


Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Whose egg is this?

We found this egg down the drive and think – but are not sure – that it might be a lapwing's/plover's.



Friday, 13 November 2015

Tawny Frogmouth, Melbourne VIC

These beautiful photos of a Tawny Frogmouth and her fledgings courtesy of Andrea Hylands.




Sunday, 8 November 2015

Simple Pleasures – Mt Samaria, Victoria

Taken on Alan's phone late October. Listen to the birds and flies, as well as the sound of the fire. Simple pleasures.

 

Friday, 3 April 2015

Young Echidna

We had a visitor this week. Alan was watering the plants and didn't realise this young echidna was there. He didn't seem fazed by it and soon dried out.

In case you're wondering about the difference between echidnas and porcupines: www.differencebetween.com/difference-between-porcupine-and-vs-echidna

Saturday, 6 December 2014

UPDATE: Superb Fairy Wren Nestlings

Great news: The wren babies have fledged. Sadly we missed the event, but it's wonderful to see them bopping around with their tiny stumps of tails. Some of these photos aren't the clearest, but with them growing so quickly, there were no second chances.

DAY 8

DAY 9 Dad feeding the kids

DAY 10 Hungry mouths

 DAY 11 Leaving home day