20 April 2014

Kookaburra. Little Wattle Bird, and Noisy Miner


Yesterday morning, Laughing Kookaburra must've been feeling a little cool sitting in the shadows

Kooka' was sitting 'in the square', and I was on my tippee-toes with camera peering over the back fence, into the bush-corridor


full zoom x 50

these Little Wattlebirds are very timid - I need to be sitting, no movement, incognito with my hat on, outside the back door when I hear them about, anticipating they're going to come back for a splash.

If I open the door slowly and then step out, when they're already at the water-dish ....they're OFF.  Me and my camera there. is no doubt an intrusion on their bath-time.




and then a Noisy Miner; many of them visit often, especially loving the Camellias (nectar), that are flowering so nicely right now, in our Autumn. 

I've a current post dedicated to a little time in the garden, and these Camellias, on my non-birding blog, Snap Happy Online, here.

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32 comments:

Christian Weiß said...

Great birds, especially the Kookaburra, I love them.

Susan said...

Love bird shots Carole. The Little Wattlebirds are quite different in demeanour to the other Wattlebirds aren't they. Loners I think :D) We had the pleasure of having one or two visit our previous garden - I read in one bird book that they "will take pieces of cheese" when being handfed! Never tried it :D)

TexWisGirl said...

you have the COOLEST birds there. :)

DeniseinVA said...

Three super interesting birds Carole and lovely shots of all of them. I would love to see all three one day if ever I get out to Australia. I keep my fingers crossed as we talk about it often. I would not only go to see that beautiful country of yours but also to see the birds and other wildlife. Thanks for stopping by, wishing you a great weekend and Happy Easter :)

Brian King said...

Great photos, Carole! The bill on the Kookaburra is so heavy! Nice job with the zoomed shot!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Carole M;
Wow, I'm SO happy to see beautiful Kookaburra with your great pictures from Australia♡♡♡
For Wattlebirds, you need to be incognito:-) How great to see them bathe!!!

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Christian Perrin said...

Your camera is sharp even at full zoom - that Kookaburra photo is great! Always love the Wattlebirds too. I was chasing one with my binoculars through the forest canopy yesterday and you see them as you step out your door - lucky!

Montanagirl said...

Such beautiful birds! Love them. Love that Miner.

Rajesh said...

Very cute and lovely birds.

retriever said...

Wonderfull, great birds
Have a Nice sunday Easter

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Gunilla Bäck said...

Awesome shots of the birds! i love the kookaburra.

Stewart M said...

Saw all three of these birds on the walk that yielded the seahorse! But it was more of a walk with kids on bikes than a photo-op!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Irma said...

Beautiful photos Carole.
They are all wonderful, and they are not in the Netherlands.
Perfect photographed.
Greetings Irma

Bob Bushell said...

The Little Wattlebird is superb, and also the rest are them, love it.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

They are not in England either! Great photos once again.

Anni said...

Wonderful birds that I will never see in real time ... The close up images of the wattlebird, noisy miner and kookaburra are extraordinary!!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful variety of birds, Carole! I would love to see them all myself someday. The Kookaburra is one of my favorites. Have a happy day!

EG CameraGirl said...

Congrats on capturing the Little Wattlebird on camera. Some birds are definitely shyer than others!

Phil Slade said...

Little Wattlebird is a new one on me, but what a little cracker it is. I love the subdued stripey grey colours and yes, don't they look alert and ready to fly. The Noisy Miner looks really attractive too, yellow bill matching that eye patch.

Roan said...

A beautiful series of birds. The Kookaburra does look all fluffed out as if he were cold. Now I never thought of putting a hat on to disguise myself.

Helma said...

I find your picture in the full zoom really lovely. What a beautiful bird that is. Also your other birds are really nice and I may also like to see them.

Sorry for my late response but I had last week, from Sunday afternoon toto no internet. So could not read up or react or places.

Connie Smiley said...

It must be wonderful to watch them. Love your Noisy Miner shot!

Jen said...

Great job with the zoom. I would have thought you were much closer.

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love that you call yourself an intruder in their "bathtime". to funny. ( :

Jan Castle said...

Great capture!!!
Hugs,
Jan

Minoru Saito said...

Hi. Nice captures. Your photos are very fantastic. Especially I like the last one very much. Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

Love the "kooka" bird. That's what my granddaughter used to call them.

Tess @ Pro-tography 101 said...

I love these birds! Such great color.

Gail Dixon said...

Awesome shots and amazing birds! The beak of the kookaburra is so big for his face, but still a handsome bird.

maryaustria said...

Wonderful birds! I really like this Kookaburra!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Carole. Lovely birds coming to your garden. Have a great week.

NatureFootstep said...

gorgeous birds and images. You must ahve a great equipment as your shots is so good with that magnification. :)