Monday, 9 November 2009

Birds, Birds, Birds

A few photos from the last week or so.

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White-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae)
Having a scratch

Tasmanian Native-Hen (Gallinula mortierii)
Nest building

Tasmanian Native-Hen (Gallinula mortierii)

Swift Parrot (Lathamus discolor)
I don't often see Swift parrots here. They are more common in the east of the state. These were part of a flock 0f 20 or so feeding noisily in the Blue Gums at Wynyard.

Swift Parrot (Lathamus discolor)
...another one. Not great shots but a nice record of a not so common bird.

Sooty Oystercatcher (Harmatopus fuliginosus)
At sunset

New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae)
A bad photo but a funny one :-)

Crested terns (Sterna bergii)
Near Wynyard at sunset


  1. Nice pair of terns, and kamikaze glint in honeyeater's eye!

  2. All nice photos - I especially like the juvenile native hens - and the honeyeater diving!

  3. I'm voting for the New Holland Honeyeater with wings so neatly folded in its dive.

  4. Thanks Tony - Kamikaze sums up their whole character the way they attack any other bird in site.

    Thanks Mick - There are still a lot of little Nativehen chicks around so these must have been some of the earlier offspring for the season.

    Thanks Denis - Wings are neat but it still has the landing gear down :-)