16 July 2014

while birding along The Boys Walk, Cooranbong, N.S.W.

It was just jesterday morning, with a cool start and grey skies, but what better to warm the cockles of your heart, than to spot a beautiful little Eastern Yellow Robin, first up.

walking the track, a 2 km. route, with the occasional jogger, and cyclists to contend with.    They hadn't been expecting two women standing on the pathway just around the bend, binoculars fixed to their eyes and cameras at the ready.  All cheery, g'days exchanged.

Dora Creek



then a clearing came up through the trees on one side, with Straw-necked Ibis out there



Grey Fantails were flitting about catching insects on the fly and then landing back on the fence, just long enough for a photo shoot



out on another clearing, quite a number of Superb Fairy Wrens; delightful little birds.  Of course I want to capture the blue-boy!

 but not complete without the Jenny-wren (female)


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31 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

adorable fairy wrens and yellow robin, too! neat ibis.

mick said...

I especially like the Yellow Robin - they are very beautiful and I still haven't managed a photo that I am really happy with. Yours is great! Nice photo of Dora creek too.

Margaret Adamson said...

this looks like a great place to go bird watching. Love the jenny Wren and the Fairy wren,

Adam Jones said...

Wow! A whole array of birds I've never seen before. All looking superb.

eileeninmd said...

Carole, you always go on amazing bird walks.. I love all your beautiful photos and the lovely birds.. Enjoy the week ahead!

Brian King said...

The robin is just gorgeous! I don't remember ever seeing this one. I love the Fairy Wrens! It's been a while since anyone has posted photos of them.

janiceadcock said...

Beautiful little fairy wrens. Love the blue. The black and white of the Ibis is interesting.

Jo said...

Ah, there's your Eastern Yellow Robin. LOVED it! And I've never seen or heard of Straw-necked Ibis, so thanks for sharing. I love the wrens and fantails. All so neat ! Have a great day. Jo

diane b said...

What a lovely place for walking and birding. Love the blue Fairy Wren.

Breathtaking said...

Oh my word! So many beautiful birds, none of which I have seen in the wild. How lucky you are to see all of them in this great birding place.

Irma said...

I always enjoy the beautiful birds that you encounter on your walks.
Most birds are not in the Netherlands.
Well done, Carole.

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely and beautiful, the Straw-necked Ibis are my favourites.

Chris Rohrer said...

Epic bird sightings!!! That Ibis is gorgeous as are the other ones. This looks like a dry tropical adventure I wouldn't mind exploring:) Thanks for the share!

Gail Dixon said...

I gasped at the fairy wren and made my dog bark. lol Really superb bird images. I always look forward to visiting here because I see birds I wouldn't be able to see otherwise.

Pat Ulrich said...

Wow, what a lovely walk that must have been. Such terrific birds along the way!

Judith Gray said...

What a beautiful place. Great capture of the Superb Blue Wren male, I can never manage a clear photo of one! Beautiful photos.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Carole,
the Eastern Yellow Robin is so cute ! But also the Blue Boy. A beautiful walk.
Best regards, Synnöve

Phil Slade said...

You and your birding pal had a lovely time I can tell. A fine selection of birds there Carole, and they are all so colourful. Straw necked Ibis look rather special, maybe because we don't have any ibis species in the UK, just as vagrants.

Montanagirl said...

Love that sweet Robin, and the Straw-necked Ibis. This whole post is just wonderful!

Deanna said...

I am just in love with your bird images...you have the most interesting and beautiful birds in your part of the world...thanks for sharing them with us who don't see lovelies like the Fairy Wren.

NatureFootstep said...

loved to see your images of Straw-necked Ibis. Can´t remember seeing it before. And the other small ones are gorgeous.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

The fairy wrens are so pretty- love the blue. Pretty scenery too.

Roy Norris said...

Love the little Yellow Robin Carole. It would good next to our Robin with a Red Breast.{:))

Helma said...

Hi Carole,
Unfortunately I only see four pictures. In photo 5 I only see white faces surfaces with an edge. The first photo of the yellow bird and nature are very very nice and visible :-)

Helma said...

Chorus .... now I can see all the pictures!
What a beautiful bird I see appear here.
This is great to see. Thank you for sharing Carole :-)

Andrew Fulton said...

Wonderful birds to see... fantastic images Carole.

Viera said...

adorable photos of a wild birds... I like the Boys walk as well...

Wally Jones said...

What a terrific looking environment to explore! Superb images of birds that are both foreign yet familiar! Different species than we have here, but similar to some we see often.

Very nice photography, Carole!

Thank you for a nice walk.

Carole M. said...

thanks to everyone for your comments; I LOVE reading your messages. Glad HELMA that you got to see all the images eventually; who knows what gremlins visit cyberspace too.

Gumer Paz said...

What great pictures, Carole. Precious Ibis bird and blue feathers. They are birds that live where I do not see them and it's always a pleasure to visit your blog.
A kiss from Spain

Jeanne said...

So I will imagine you out walking on your bush walk here! Love the ibis and really love those little fairy wrens. I am inspired