Birds only occasionally feature here, the reason being that bird photography is mainly done in the native garden, where, depending on the season, our feathered friends may or may not be present. The summer just past saw the garden lacking in native birds, with Red Wattlebirds and the resident black and whites about all that could be seen. With autumn now well advanced the scene has certainly changed, with birds back from the bush enjoying what the garden has to offer. The one we particularly look for is the Scarlet Robin, and a pair is back on the fence wires, this brilliant male was snapped into the evening light.
As every photographer knows, it is all about light, and often birds forage in the shade where they are less conspicuous. The male of our wren flock is still in full colour, and he was careful to keep in the shadows while keeping an eye on the photographer. Not a bad thing as it showed up his colour in all its glory.
Crested Pigeons are now becoming common in the district, and a recent trip to a nearby property confirmed that fact. This time the light was perfect.
A pair of Sulphur-crested Cockatoos is semi resident and they don’t care about being in full visibility.
This one though decided it had had enough of the big eye looking upwards.
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrikes have been calling in briefly from time to time, they are wary though and keep at a prudent distance in the upper level of the trees.
There are two Grey Shrike-thrushes, one quite confiding, the other less so.
There is nectar available with Hakea Burrendong Beauty in flower, with lots of correas, and a few grevillea flower racemes to satisfy the honeyeaters. New Hollands are about in numbers with the odd Eastern Spinebill. With so much competition the birds are very flighty and hard to nail with the lens, this New Holland in Grevillea Coconut Ice was a distance shot from behind cover.
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