29 August 2012

Black-faced cuckoo-shrike, Galahs, Rosella.

Each taken with the x1.7 tele-converter lens, in the bush-corridor "out the back".  Spring is nearly here and the birds are more active again ...


late afternoon snapshot
Fact sheet from Birds in Backyards, there is an audio there also (right-hand-side)





early morning sunshine

Fact sheet on Galah compliments Birds in Backyards


the air cool still explains why we're fluffed up some


 and the Rosella






29 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

the galahs and rosellas are certainly exotic beauties, but i LOVE the subtle and dramatic colors of the first bird!!! wow!

TexWisGirl said...

p.s. your shots of him are in perfect light, too!

Montanagirl said...

Really like these. The first shot is so perfect, and the rest are lovely too. Such different looking birds!

Kristi Bowman said...

Beautiful beautiful birds! Spring is coming for you and fall is almost upon us up north.

eileeninmd said...

These are all gorgeous birds! The Rosella is so colorful and pretty. Awesome photos.

Joyful said...

These are fantastic bird shots!

Jeanne said...

All three of these birds are amazing, and you have gotten great shots of them. How are you doing with your camera stuff. Are you getting a good feel for fstop, iso, and shutter speed?

Jan Castle said...

What a treat to be able to view these birds everyday! Lucky you!!!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Dianne said...

I haven't seen that black faced cockatoo in my area Carole ... it seems strange to see the rosella shape but in a different colour.

Brian King said...

I haven't seen the Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike before. Love the plumage! A handsome bird! The Galahs and Rosellas are beautiful as always!

mick said...

Great photos of the birds in the trees. The lighting is perfect!

Judy said...

Looking at all your bird photos has me wondering what it would be like living where the birds are not all trying to hide...

Gowri Saligram said...

Oh these are such exotic birds! Enjoyed your post very much. Thanks for visiting my blog.

schöngeist for two said...

ich bin begeisert von diesen wunderschönen Vögel!!!!!

Lieben Gruss Elke

Phil said...

Very exotic birds you have there Carol, especially the Rosella - gorgeous colours, and a pink bird, how unusual.

Anni said...

They're all so beautiful!! I can't say there is a favorite this week...but that rosellla is stunning....its markings are incredible.

Thanks for linking up at the Bird D'Pot this week. Hope to see you again soon Carole.

einfachtilda said...

Whohwhh, so wunderschöne Vogelbilder!!

LG Mathilda ♥

Mary Howell Cromer said...

I so enjoy seeing and being introduced to birds from other parts of the world and these are all delightful shares~

Andrew said...

These are all such beautiful birds to see Carole.. I do envy you.

Pat said...

Gorgeous birds! I like that Cuckoo Shrike.

Linda said...

I love those colorful birds! So beautiful - nice shots of them!

Gary said...

All beautiful colours,but I think I like the top one best. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada,.

phylliso said...

I love seeing those birds in their natural state,I think the first bird,though,is awesome!Thanks for sharing!phyllis

Jean said...

Carole, You really have some great birds to photograph. Your photos are splendid!

Stewart M said...

Nice set of pictures - I've never managed to get a decent shot of a Cuckoo Shrike - well done.

My wife tells me I buy far too many books in a "heartbeat" - but I just don't listen!!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Liz said...

Wonderful captures of the Galahs and the Cuckoo Shrike!! I've never seen a Cuckoo Shrike... well captured!! Is that a new lens you have??

Liva`s said...

Hello Carol ! Lovely pictures of some colorful birds here - we do not see these birds at my place :-) Thank you for stopping by at my blog. I use a Canon 500D camerahouse and the photo of the gull was taken with my sigma dg 70-300mm lens ! Greetings from Liva

Neil said...

Beautiful photos I wish the Rosella were up our way.

Helma said...

Hi Carole,

I find this really super eht birds :-)
So beautiful in color and also that they are free to fly around with you :-)
Thank you for your link.
Regards, Helma