03 April 2013

Jacky Winter and Red-browed Firetail are here

 Just some of the birding convoy pulling up to check out the trees along the side of road before heading further on a private property (permission granted).  Car-pooling helps to downsize the number of vehicles heading out each morning

 

 converging on the trees at fence line

Jacky Winter

Birds in Backyards fact-sheet with audio

 some more beautiful water views; perfect for a refreshing 'dip' on a hot day


 
 
 
Red-browed Firetail
 
 

Sharing with Wild Bird Wednesday
 
also link, to yesterday's White-headed Pigeon
 
 
Note: Under hot debate in this region of Gloucester is the approval for local coal-seam gas leases having been granted.  What can I say; this isn't meant to be a political forum, but it just seems 'criminal' to invade such a beautiful, pristine part of our state.


26 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

oh, the fire-tails are so cute!

mick said...

A beautiful part of the country and the photos of the Firetails are especially great.

HansHB said...

Nice post for the theme!
Well done!

Dianne said...

You've captured the fire-tails beautifully Carole. I've not seen them here.

DeniseinVA said...

The red-browed firebird is a beauty! Enjoyed this post very much, thank you.

Carletta said...

Lovely shots of both the Jacky Winter and Firetail!
The firetail is quite beautiful with those vibrant red details.
I so agree with intruding on this lovely place.
Here they restore where they've been but the views are then dotted with the gas pumping wells.

grammie g said...

Hi Carole...Love the Red-browed Firetail..gorgeous !!!
Lovely spot..yes it is a shame!!
Grace

Montanagirl said...

That Red-browed Firetail is gorgeous!!!

Karen said...

What a lovely setting for birdwatching. Sweet Firetails!

Mama Zen said...

The firetails are beautiful!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

The Red-browed Firetails are so pretty! I just love all your colorful birds.

Jan Castle said...

Gorgeous Birds...we have finch birds here, but in our backyard they are all yellow!

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Beautiful.
Costas

Digi-Irma said...

What a lovely pictures Carole!
Beautiful piece of nature for bird photography.
Greetings Irma

Brian King said...

That looks like fun! The Firetails are beauties! I've never heard of them before.

Larry said...

Let me start by saying what great shots you have of the Jacky Winter and those incredible Red-browed Firetails Carole! Striking birds those Firetails! I tried to go to the Birds In Backyards fact sheet but the link didn't work.

I am confused about the gas leases. You said at the beginning of the post that this was on private property? So putting wells there is up to the landowners? We are having the same debate here in the U.S. over hydraulic fracking for underground gas but here they gas companies want to do their dirty work on public land!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful birds, both of them! And obviously they have a wide fan base!

(I am sorry about the gas leases. Not good news at all.)

Sharon Wagner said...

I've discovered so many new birds today on this blog hop. I've never seen a firetail. Lovely.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

Red-browed Firetail - awesome bird. too gorgeous. ( :

Carole M. said...

glad so many enjoyed seeing these new birds too. Larry, sorry the link to the fact sheet wasn
't happening for you. I tried it just now and it still goes there. Hope you might be able to access it another time perhaps. Yes, this was a private property, but the gas leases granted are in the 'region' of Gloucester overall, as opposed to this specific private property.

Wally Jones said...

Looks like a great outing!
Beautiful birds and environment.
We wish you all the best on the leasing outcome.

Stewart M said...

I do like the Red Browed Finches - I always feel like I have seen "something" when I see some!

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW- Stewart M - Melbourne

Helma said...


What a beautiful little birds Carole, and especially those with red beak and ookstreep.You call him Red-browed Firetail.I do not know this bird, but I find him very nice :-)

Dear greetings, Helma







Lisa Gordon said...

Those firetails are so beautiful, Carole, and your photographs of them are wonderful.

Have a fantastic weekend!

Neil said...

Great series.

Geke said...

The firetails are lovely.
Sad to hear about the coal-seam gas leases.