Friday, 30 October 2009

Some Recent Photos

..... Whales Nil - Birds 7

Eight months have past since my last post and suddenly the thought occurred to me to take time out and post a few photos.

Of course I wish I could be posting photos of the Humpback whale and it's calf that put on a great show on Tuesday but unfortunately they were a little out of reach for my camera. I took my small telescope up the backyard which gave me a great view. The sun was shining on them and you could see them in great detail. They were both rolling on their backs clapping their pectoral fins, lying on their side waving, as well as breaching right out of the water, twisting in the air and crashing down on their backs. Whatever the mother did the calf seemed to copy.

Yesterday I acquired a 1.4 converter for my 400mm lens so maybe next time I'll get a few photos.

For now I'll just have to show a few bird photos that I have taken during October.

(Click on images to enlarge)
White-faced Heron - Egretta novaehollandiae

Tasmanian Nativehens with chicks - Gallinula mortierii

Superb Fairy-wren - Malurus cyaneus

Dusky Woodswallow - Artamus cyanopterus

Collared Sparrowhawk - Accipter cirrhocephalus
(Backyard - Seems to have a full belly from eating our chooks

Immature Male Pink Robin - Petroica rodinogaster

Grey (White) Goshawk - Accipiter novaehollandiae


  1. Good to have you back great series of photos love the Pink Robin and White Goshawk.

  2. Thanks Neil - I seen a pair of White Goshawks fly over this afternoon. Male and female judging by their size. Didn't get a photo unfortunately.

  3. Nice to have another posting on your blog. The photos show that your delight in birds hasn't lessened even if the posts have not been here.

  4. Thanks Kim - Glad you enjoyed them.

    Thanks Mick - Blogging may come and go but I'll always have time for the birds.

  5. Many happy returns. Might need 2x for whales. Good of you to share chooks with the wildlife!

  6. Thanks Tony - No more Mr Nice Guy. I've built a closed in run so the chook smorgasbord is now closed for business :-)

  7. Welcome back Mate, just what I needed to cheer me up, sitting here with a kneecap in three pieces....

  8. It might have been eight months, but it was worth waiting for! Great, as always. That young pink robin has a chocolatey look to him.

  9. Thanks Duncan - Hope that knee get better. Sounds painful.

    Thanks Snail - Mmmmmm Chocolate