It was just 8 am, well that's still the old 7 a.m. if you consider we're in daylight saving time for now. Some will remember previous bird photos taken way up high in the old Angophora tree out in the bush corridor; this Dollarbird was perched up there.
it wasn't singing...
and it wasn't calling out
I watched the Dollarbird for a time and it was more like a wide-yawning action. Not sure exactly what that meant for this insect catcher; maybe it was sifting some through the system?
Here's a snap of the narrow bush-corridor beyond the back fence. You can't see the Angophora tree in this photo, but it stands tall to the left of this photo, beyond the neighbouring property.
Had you noted the special effects, gauze textured overlay for this photo?
Surprise! I had taken it through an upstairs window with fly-screen; I know, you knew that already.
If you've read this far, you deserve to share the fun part; well it was for me. The four intro' photos of the Dollarbird have been captured on the longest zoom x 50, through that fly-screen. It seems that once I got past the close-up view, the lens lost sight of the gauze, and focussed instead, on the bird. I was pretty rapt about that, even though they're not sharp images, they're a good enough record shot.
This and the following were taken another time, outdoors, (i.e. not through the screened window upstairs), and I'm sharing this particular snap to show why it's called the Dollarbird. It's to do with these silver-marks on the underside of the wings.
it only I could twist my neck like that, makes it too-easy for merging into oncoming traffic on the motorway