Spring is always an exciting time for birding around my area! Most birds are breeding so they are usually in full voice and the summer migrants are turning up too! So all in all September.. October... and November are pretty fantastic months to be out and about searching for our feathered friends!
As I haven't posted for a while I thought I would today and now that October has just finished put together a snapshot of some of the better bird images I have taken during it!
So below is a bunch of images all taken in October 2014!
|Rainbow Bee-eater: The Bee-eaters started arriving in early Oct... this is one of my first shots of the season of one! Not the best image but a colourful start!|
|Australian Owlet-nightjar: Always a favourite of mine! There's a couple of little Mallee scrubs in my area where I can pretty much be assured of a sighting! This one flushed from a hollow on a mates property and sat nicely for his pic to taken!|
|Nankeen Kestrel: Sitting in the entrance of her nesting hollow this beautiful little female Kestrel was quite content to just sit and watch as I approached with my camera!|
|Blue-winged Parrot: Another of the spring time visitors to this area! My mate Michael and I flushed a couple one morning whilst searching through a new little patch of scrub near Salter Springs!|
|Whiskered Tern: Decked out in breeding plumage... this delicate little guy was fishing around the Goolwa Barrage with about 30 of his kin!|
|Nankeen Kestrel: Found this little male one day whilst driving a dirt road out Reeves Plains way! He was quite tame and didn't fly even when another car passed as I photographed him!|
|Whistling Kite: Photographed near Pt Wakefield... they are a fairly plain looking raptor.. but I still like to grab images of them! Still haven't got one I am totally happy with yet!|
|Black Falcon: Also taken when I took the Whistling Kite shot! Always a good day when one of these turns up!|
|Little Eagle: This great bird flew over low when I was photographing Striated Grasswrens also at Gluepot! I clipped the bottom of the wing a touch as it was so close... so I thought I would try a different comp for this one!|
|Striated Grasswren: SO good to see a pair of these after a period of nearly two years without a sighting! Still no easier to photograph though! LOL|
|Brown Treecreeper: This I photographed from a hide near a water-point in Gluepot also! Often hanging upside down on tree trunks... somehow I managed to get a shot of this one upright!|