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  • Eagleby Wetlands

    I tried a new location this morning at Oxenford Weir but it didn't work out. Few birds were present, the sun was in front of me and a cordoned off area surrounding an excavator occupied a large chunk of space. As I was leaving a few cars turned up with one towing a ski boat, so I think I left at the right time. I'll post a couple of shots for Phil in landscapes later.

    On the way back I stopped at Eagleby Wetlands to try my luck there.

    1. Royal Spoonbill. It was quite close but moving around in shadows and dead weeds.
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    2. Brahminy Kite. I saw this flying around but generally towards me but I only had a narrow area of sky visible between trees. By the time I reached a clearer area the bird had moved between me and the sun, but it did give a nice backlight to the wings.
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    3. Little Corella. It was a bit higher in the tree than I would have liked.
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    4. Two Little Corellas
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    5. Intermediate Egret
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    6. One of a number of frustrations of the morning. An active Kingfisher nest. I've been keeping an eye on this hole in a termite nest for a few years but never seen it occupied. Today I head a Kingfisher calling and saw it fly to here with an insect in its beak. Unfortunately plants have grown up and obscured the hole so I didn't bother waiting around for the bird to return.
    I could here many kingfishers calling and saw a few but couldn't get a clear shot.
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    Alan W

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  • #2
    All good quality images Alan. I've been known to enjoy a good bird shot or two ans these are no exception. I hope you get a kingfisher shot soon
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    • #3
      G'day Alan

      #2 is a most striking BIF image and I am most envious !

      Phil
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      • wigz
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        Thanks Phil, it came up better than expected.

    • #4
      Beautiful shots. Nice little variety of birds you got.
      Canon 7D Mark II, EF-S 10-22mm, EF-S 18-135mm STM, EF 100-400mm II L, EF 100mm L Macro, EF-S 24mm STM, EF 50mm II, and a random assortment of 35mm film cameras.

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      • wigz
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        Thanks David

    • #5
      Nice set. The BIF really works well, showing some beautiful colouration of the wings...:-)

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      • wigz
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        Thanks, yes the backlight worked in this case.

    • #6
      nice series, I like hte spoonie and egret the best of these.
      Stephen Davey. Nikon Shooter

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      • wigz
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        Thanks Stephen.
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