23 June 2013

Lucky Dip - birds

Some left-over pics from recent inland trip to Forbes, N.S.W.

Whiteplumed Honeyeater, early morning, by the Lachlan River

Maned (Wood) Duck

White-faced Heron 

a neat and sturdy mud-nest belonging to the Babblers

Brown Treecreeper; how well camouflaged

I was looking for an ID on this one.  Margaret and Phil have both commented, perhaps a Grey Shrike-Thrush

Brown Treecreeper 

Yellow Robin

Red-capped Robin

 Red-rumped Grass Parrot, early  morning feeding; very flighty and hard to get close

the pair


diane b said...

I admire your patience to photograph birds. They are all stunning. Love your header too.

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

Hi Carole as yuo know I am not an Aussie but live in Northern Ireland but I wondered the bird that you didn't know, cold it be a Grey Shrike-thrush? Just a thought. I would need to see the head and bill better. Lovely set of birds. Margaret

Irma said...

Hi Carole,
Wonderful array of different birds.
All very well photographed.
Your header is really beautiful.
Kind regards, Irma

eileeninmd said...

Wow, your header is awesome! Wonderful collection of birds. I love the Honeyeater and the Parrots. Great shots!

Carole M. said...

tks all for your lovely comments, and to Margaret, suggesting the ID of unknown is maybe a Grey Shrike-thrush. Thanks Margaret, as you say it would be easier to be sure with a frontal/head shot also. Your prediction though is quite apt.

TexWisGirl said...

you have the COOLEST birds! and i love the fairy wren couple in your header!!!

Anonymous said...

oh you sure have alot of pretty and interesting name of birds of takes. We dont have alot you show where I live. So nice to come see at your blog.

I like your blogs.

Your topper picture with the two to-gether I so like. Such pretty colours and so sweet.

I hope you have that framed in your place.

That is simply beautiful.Do you frame your bird pictures in your house. What a conversation that would make as your guests come in your home.Your beautiful photography.

Phil Slade said...

You do have a wonderful number and variety of birds to photograph Carole. I too think the mystery bird is a Grey shrike-thrush.

Montanagirl said...

Nice series of photos! Such a variety.

Giga said...

Śliczne ptaki udało Ci się "złapać" aparatem, gratuluję. Pozdrawiam.
Beautiful birds you were able to "catch" the camera, congratulations. Yours.

NatureFootstep said...

lots of birds I´ve never seen. Gorgeous!

Carole M. said...

thanks again all the lovely comments; I love to read them; my connection out there in Blogland. Tks also to Phil with a second to Margaret's affirmation to naming of unidentified bird. I'm about to go add that title. Sparkle100: Apart from the mainframe wall-hangings, there's not a photograph of mine on display. Here is where I do that... with gay abandon. Appreciate all your cuedos, those of you who visit often, and write a little comment to say you've visited too-it's a buzz.

Dianne said...

Ah! That little red robin cheers my heart no end.

Jan Castle said...

WOW...that's a lot of birds to photograph Carole...you are one busy lady!
Paper Hugs,

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

What a neat set of bird photos- some I haven't seen before.

Sharyl said...

Such beautiful shots, Carole. My favorite of them all is the Red-Capped Robin!

I was wondering how long ago you changed your header, but looks like it might be very recent! I love it as well as your new blog name! Very fitting!

Carole M. said...

Hi Sharyl, the name change happened on this blog post http://dragonfly47.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/white-faced-heron.html back in April this year. When I put that new header up I showed one with the herons on, but later changed it to this particular one with the blue-wrens, then it changed to the red-capped robin, and now back to the Superb Fairy Wrens again.