Sunday, March 4, 2012

Australian Hobby, Part 4

Happened to spot the male of the local pair of hobbies sitting in his favorite tree devouring a small bird, as I pulled into my driveway today! By the time I ran in and got the camera he had finished and was just resting in the sunshine. When I walked up to the tree he flew, and I thought I had blown it...but he just looped around me a couple of times for fun and then perched even lower down on an exposed branch! Perfect! just right for a couple of photos!
Australian Hobby (male) just after finishing a meal of a small unidentified bird!

This is the male of the local pair he's quite confiding and will allow me to walk right underneath him, the female dosen't let me get as close as this...50m from the tree and she's off!

4 comments:

  1. Wow! Very cool to have them so near. Great portraits.

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  2. Yep, I reckon you were lucky he came back, and why wasn't the camera in the car? :-) Well done Chris. Loving your series and the blog as a whole. Cheers, Richard

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  3. Thanks guys! can't remember why I the camera wasn't in the car...unusual for me!! The male especially is very loyal to this tree, he spends a lot of time up there! Chris

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