02 January 2013

Potpourri of local birds

Each taken with the tele-converter lens, vantage point via upstairs window.
 
Galah in the early morning sunshine
 
Noisy Miner
 
Black-faced Cuckoo Shrike 
Superb Fairy Wren (female or juvenile)
 
adult male Superb Fairy Wren but was hardly still long enough for me to catch the snap
 
Red Wattlebird after a morning bath
 
 
 
 Wattlebird - can't be sure which.  It could be juvenile Red Wattlebird perhaps, or is it a Little Wattlebird... ah, I've been left a comment to confirm it is the Little Wattlebird (thanks to Pilchard via Red Nomad OZ)
 
Magpie
 
 
Sharing with Wild Bird Wednesday  

32 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

all really cool birds. the magpie was neat to hear, although my dogs perked up at the odd 'mewing' sound. :)

i like your red bird dish, too.

Amanda said...

The wattlebird in the tree are lovely shots. The yellow belly catching the light!

Joop Zand said...

Good first serie photo's in this year Carole ..... i like these birds.

Greetings, Joop

Judy said...

I admire your patience to capture all those birds!!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful collection of beautiful birds. My favorite are the Galah and the Shrike is cool. The Fairy Wren is one of the prettiest. Thanks for sharing your WBW. Wishing you a Happy New Year and all the best in 2013.

Dina J said...

Great group of birds from your yard. I love that first pink one. It looks a bit like a rose breasted cockatoo.

Pam :) said...

So many beautiful birds. Your new lens takes wonderful photos, Carole.

I enjoyed your video as well.
Happy New Year!

mick said...

A very nice series of birds. Happy new year to you too!

Mama Zen said...

What incredible shots!

Dianne said...

You are fortunate to have an upstairs window to shoot from Carole ..... I'm keeping track of a few nesting birds in my garden but the minute I open the door with my camera in hand they flit away into the shrubbery.

Carole M. said...

thanks each of you for your comments, and to Dianne - the birds that are closest i.e. in the back garden/bath, they do know I'm there, and I have to be very slow with movements and sometimes I'll wear my sunhat and a long-sleeve birders shirt to try and tone it all down some. Just because the screen is absent it's amazing how cautious they are. Even when I look at the photos taken of the birds way up in the angophora tree, often-times they're glancing right down at me; their eyesight is amazing. Well we knew that didn't we, if they can see a little critter down on the ground they can sure spot me at the window!

Stewart M said...

Great set of images.

Dont worry about dropping me a line if the "mystery linking problem" continues - I'll just send the link.

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Digi-Irma said...

The teleconverter is doing well, you make beautiful pictures.
The video of the bird and water bowl is beautiful.
A great day, Irma

i stora drag said...

Hi Carole!
Love to see your birds in Australia! Our magpie differs a bit from yours.

About your problem with loading my blog, what can I say, even if I have many pictures at the same time I always make them as small as I can in kb. Just tested here with right-clicking and saw that your pictures are about double the size that mine are. Hope you understand what I trying to explain, because english is not my language you know! :)
Happy New Year to you! /Pia

einfachtilda said...

Ich staune immer wieder, wie nah du an die Vögel herankommst, bei mir fliegen sie immer schnell fort, auch wenn ich mich verstecke.
Frohes neues Jahr.

LG Mathilda ♥

Renae said...

Nope Carole! I wasn't in a hang-glider (btw, never would be). Just took that from my front stoop with my camera way above my head. Those mountains are about 4 miles away from my front door and I love them!!!!

They face west and I get the most unusual lighting on them in a sunset. I have a couple of other scenes / versions of them in earlier posts.

Thanks for the compliment any-who. (hug)

Renae said...

oops! doh! Meant to say your bird captures are all very nice!!!!

Gary said...

Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Montanagirl said...

Nice set of images! Love the variety of birds that you get to see.

pattisjarrett said...

What a great assortment of birds. Some of them don't sit still long, hard to photograph.

Jan Castle said...

The Wattlebird reminds me of your Australia Wattle Bush in coloring.
Great pics Carole!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Neil said...

Beautiful series.

Pieni Lintu said...

Great nature shots!

Bob Bushell said...

The Wattlebird is my favourite, cheers Carole.

Geke said...

They are beautiful birds. Nice shots. I enjoyed the video.

Brian King said...

The Galah shot is beautiful with that early morning light! I still like the Miner, though! Very cool looking bird. These are wonderful photos!

Red Nomad OZ said...

The burst of colour that is a galah is astounding!!! And Pilchard the birdwatcher says your wattlebird is a Little Wattlebird! Happy New Year!!

Carole M. said...

...thanks to Pilchard; I will make the notation "Little Wattlebird" now.

Deanna said...

How fortunate you are to stand at your window and see these incredible birds and then to be able to capture them in your new lens is wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing all of these beautiful birds!!

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Hi Mary thanks for visiting my blogs and be a follower of me. I walked through your blog and what a beautiful pictured you made. Ilove these marvelous birds. We don' t see most of them here in Holland.
Sure I will come back to you
lovely greet
Marja

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

I am so sorry I called you in my last comment Mary but I ean Carole. Apologize please.
Marja

Larry said...

Beautiful shots Carole! I especially liked the post bathing Red Wattlebird photos and the Magpie video!