04 September 2013

a few new feathered friends

 Varied Sitella



cropped version



  
first glimpse of something new; hadn't known what it belonged to

it's a Brown Cuckoo-Dove

 hard to get a shot at it with a network of branches between it and the camera

the Brown Cuckoo-Dove had been to the left of this little 'swamp' and soon after taking this photo, something landed closeby

 a Fan-Tailed Cuckoo was there for just a moment, one snapshot and away...

believed to be a female, or juvenile, Golden Whistler .....

Sharing with Wild Bird Wednesday

20 comments:

Joop Zand said...

Good photo's again..... i like your bird pictures very much Carole.

Greetings, Joop

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Both birds are beautiful, but the little gray one is so cute. Fabulous !

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Carole great photos. That first little bird is always hard to photograph it is so flighty I find. Love the Dove, they are so big.

Gary Phillips said...

Some great birds there!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Montanagirl said...

Nice photos again! You sure do see a wide variety of birds!

Digi-Irma said...

Beautiful birds Carole, well photographed, compliments.
These species also are not in the Netherlands.
Greetings Irma

grammie g said...

Hi Carole... Good eye and fast mover to get these birds to share from you country!!
The Brown Cuckoo-Dove looks like a larger bird!

Grace

TexWisGirl said...

sweet new-to-me birds!

Wally Jones said...

These are ALL new birds for me!
Fantastic series, Carole, and makes me want to visit the area.

I love the shots showing the birds' environment.

mick said...

An interesting set of birds again and the last two I would really like to see and photograph!

eileeninmd said...

Love you bird and photos, Carole! The Cuckoo Dove is neat! Great sightings and post!

Betty Luckhurst said...

I love the variety of birds you are sharing!

Jan Castle said...

Wonderful snaps Carole...you really need a quick trigger finger! Congrats!!!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Jeanne said...

Great set of shots carole!

Brian King said...

I've never seen any of these! The first one blends in with the tree nicely. I like the tree, too. The Cuckoo Dove is pretty awesome! It really does look like a hybrid!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Wonderful birds! I love the dove.

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely birds, none of them have I encountered.

Evelyn S. said...

What an amazing variety of birds, Carole! No wonder you can dedicate your blog to them.

CabinGirl said...

I always feel like I've been on a mini-vacation when I see your posts :-) Wonderful photos of such beautiful birds and their territory.

Christian Perrin said...

It's great to be able to record the moment you see a species for the first time! I love Varied Sitellas and I don't often see them in Brisbane. As their name would suggest, they look totally different down in your neck of the woods! The tree it is on almost looks like it is covered in snow - nicely captured!