Birds 2011

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Re: Birds 2011

Unread postby Birma » Sun May 22, 2011 5:56 pm

Nice birds AA and Greg - that Goshawk is giving a great demonstration of the use of those talons :shock: .
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Re: Birds 2011

Unread postby aster » Sun May 22, 2011 6:04 pm

Hi Greg, : )

Willie Wagtail is a very spectacular bird. Glad that you took a break for a riding outing.

Thanks for sharing,

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Re: Birds 2011

Unread postby Greg Beetham » Sun May 22, 2011 11:45 pm

Thanks Birma and Yildiz, I'll try to get the Willie Wagtail that one on the grass was the Plover, the WW is a small very active bird and not easy to photograph, but one can hang around each day for a while and sometimes they get more used to you being there, it just means you've got to spend a fair amount of time....
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Re: Birds 2011

Unread postby aa los banos » Tue May 24, 2011 2:50 am

thanks aster, it's one of those lucky days that i have chance to take advantage of :D

@greg, sharp shot of the plover :) and yes it's really sad to see raptors with their prey/s and see different things in the wild.....
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Re: Birds 2011

Unread postby aster » Tue May 24, 2011 7:02 am

Greg Beetham wrote:Thanks Birma and Yildiz, I'll try to get the Willie Wagtail that one on the grass was the Plover, the WW is a small very active bird and not easy to photograph, but one can hang around each day for a while and sometimes they get more used to you being there, it just means you've got to spend a fair amount of time....
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Oh, I got carriedd away there, Greg. : ) I should of checked back on the Internet. So this is the Plover! :D I still like the way its back feathers are dispersed like a coat and hangs down on the sides and the most extraordinary yellow wattles on the golden-crowned head.

Thanks for sharing the Plover! :D

Yildiz

ps. Willie Wagtail is a very nice black and white bird. Looks very fast. I see what you mean when you say it's a hard catch.

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Re: Birds 2011

Unread postby Greg Beetham » Thu May 26, 2011 11:00 am

Thanks Yildiz, yes the Plover is a bit of an odd one with it's wattles and a sharp little spur on the wing, they tend to get very agro when they have young ones running around near their feet, I had to brave the onslaught once to grab a little one off the road and take it to a safer location, harried by the parents the whole way.
I had a return visit to see if I could possibly score a WW down at the park beside the esplanade, I had a medium success, not the best photos of one but they do move around constantly, it's very difficult to even get a shot at one let alone a good shot what with the acrobatics they do almost continually. Btw today I discovered there are actually two WW's, sometimes doing little chases and wild manoeuvres together.
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Re: Birds 2011

Unread postby aster » Thu May 26, 2011 4:23 pm

Hi Greg, : )

Thanks for the nice shots of the WW (as you named it). :) Lovely black and white bird with white brow like strakes on the eyes.
I think these are well-catured quality-wise, so nothing to worry about. It does show from the shots that they actually can't sit still.:D

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Re: Birds 2011

Unread postby Birma » Thu May 26, 2011 9:20 pm

Especially like the second one Greg. Nice eyebrows :D
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Re: Birds 2011

Unread postby Greg Beetham » Fri May 27, 2011 12:33 am

Thanks Yildiz and Birma, I'm still amazed at that spot, it isn't much more than a long narrow string of trees all along the side of the road, very nicely kept by the council though, there were some other birds I got photos of but not very good ones, a Brush Cuckoo, a Black Faced Cuckoo-Shrike, (I'll see if I can get better ones) a White Throated Honeyeater and a bunch of tiny Zebra Finches hopping around on the grass making their little 'beep' sounds.
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Re: Birds 2011

Unread postby david antony » Fri May 27, 2011 4:26 am

Great bird shots from down under AA & Greg, most I have never seen before. Thanks for sharing guys.

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Re: Birds 2011

Unread postby aster » Fri May 27, 2011 6:12 am

Lovely bunch of Zebra Finches, Greg. :)

They must be hard to catch rather still also.

Thanks for sharing,

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Re: Birds 2011

Unread postby Greg Beetham » Fri May 27, 2011 1:08 pm

Thanks DA and yildiz.
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Re: Birds 2011

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Tue May 31, 2011 1:52 pm

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Re: Birds 2011

Unread postby Greg Beetham » Tue May 31, 2011 2:10 pm

That's a good head study of a raptor Doc.
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Re: Birds 2011

Unread postby aa los banos » Tue May 31, 2011 5:37 pm

awesome detail doc :D
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