Jump to content

A Lucky 3rd Year for Elefromoz


elefromoz

Recommended Posts

Galana

Photobombing aircraft and Dolphins. bird watching has its moments down under.

Another nice selection of birds too.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 92
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • elefromoz

    28

  • Galana

    12

  • TonyQ

    9

  • Peter Connan

    9

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

2017 BY fizzled a bit for me, so time to have another “crack at it”. When the subject of New Years resolutions came around, with friends, I boldly said I was aiming for 300 Aus Birds this year. They c

62. Great Crested Grebe, Bibra Lake, 28/1/18  She was really working harder her two Chicks, I watched for 15 mins solid and reckon she dived every 5-10 seconds, coming up with food each time.

6/1/2017   I set out this morning to get all the “common as muck” Birds, so I wouldn’t make the same mistake as last year, and forget them. Well for the first half hour I could barely find a Bird

Posted Images

elefromoz

49. Grey Fantail, looking for bugs,   Dunsborough, SW W.A. 22/1/18

5a6aecb821bb3_GreyFantail1.thumb.JPG.044d4cecda34d6c315325132c1e70be4.JPG

 

5a6aece5f27e1_GreyFantail2.thumb.JPG.6a19a10bc8d81e23a4bfa2bf0f9d2bb8.JPG

 

50. (Yay)    Splendid Fairy-wren family, A/A, preening

5a6aed013fb91_SplendidFairyWren1.thumb.JPG.318eb1d7ff5002c28505bc6146b00223.JPG

 

Couple

5a6aed2bdfda1_SplendidFairyWren2.thumb.JPG.3fb42c14fecf0640f3709a8968d42dbd.JPG

 

Male

5a6aed564f322_SplendidFairyWren3.thumb.JPG.3cd31113b9fd96085b103a2f58ce3fdc.JPG

 

51. New Holland-eater    A/A

5a6aed837b1c9_NewHolland-eater.thumb.JPG.96066b3381ffca6b877a9c7f34eb65be.JPG

Link to post
Share on other sites

Beautiful additions-and serious progress already!

Link to post
Share on other sites

The hits just keep coming. Impressive numbers already 

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/5/2018 at 2:43 AM, elefromoz said:

This one is eyeing off my "Poached Eggs on a Rocket and Avacado Smash with a Dukkah Crumb" Brunch.

 

:lol: Your local magpies have 'five star' tastes.

 

Frogmouths are insect eaters, mainly moths. I've not heard of them eating rodents but perhaps they do.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow 51!, you're off to a flying start. I better get a wriggle on.

Link to post
Share on other sites
elefromoz
2 hours ago, Geoff said:

Frogmouths are insect eaters, mainly moths. I've not heard of them eating rodents but perhaps they do.

 

@Geoff, my 'Birds of WA Field Guide', Simon J Nevill, says "also will take small Mammals". Mind you our Rats are blinkin big. Yep, looking forward to your BY photos.

Link to post
Share on other sites
elefromoz

52. Rock Dove, Richmond Lake, Rockingham 27/1/07

5a6d6c4e47e8d_RockDove.thumb.JPG.0bd62d41aaf38349c03175f3f64d8b07.JPG

 

53. Laughing Dove A/A

5a6d6c7bc52c8_LaughingDove.thumb.JPG.78520a0ddd909f4531edf258e5114cb6.JPG

 

54. Brown Goshawk, A/A,  hopefully Ill get another chance at this one later

5a6d6c8e3f1c5_BrownGoshawk.thumb.JPG.a71851abc0c0636183605f97a1fa9d89.JPG

 

55. Silvereye

Silvereye.thumb.JPG.5b80e3b976c5a10b8e687a1a792b8ebd.JPG

 

56. Crested Pigeon, 28/1/18, Bibra Lake

5a6d6de218cf5_CrestedPigeon.thumb.JPG.5b2a682679d78dc80ff9be67133e5b11.JPG

 

57. Rainbow Lorikeet, A/A,    :angry: Pest with a capital P, but even pests count... Nearly run out of "ferals and pests"

5a6d6f85360fc_RainbowLorikeet2.thumb.JPG.4439a2ad23336bc87c37740fb9c1fa5e.JPG

58. Glossy Ibis, A/A

5a6d6e005d734_GlossyIbis.thumb.JPG.43169c9ad90f464f1fa5af66021e90be.JPG

 

59. Blue Billed Duck, A/A

5a6d6e2adb3df_BlueBilledDuck2.thumb.JPG.80eeb6b404daa7a9ee336e501f2862f8.JPG

 

60. Swamp Harrier, A/A, again I hope I get another chance later, these are pretty common and local.

5a6d6e536c979_SwampHarrier2.thumb.JPG.24e823031ad43d33ff635ccaabee6a4d.JPG

 

5a6d6e4647fa2_SwampHarrier1.thumb.JPG.520c054807cd5dccf5bdf349e1d829c6.JPG

Rainbow Lorikeet 2.JPG

Link to post
Share on other sites
elefromoz

The Rainbow Lorikeet is such a Pest, I double posted it!

 

Just now in my Garden,

61. Red-Tailed Black Cockatoos, up til now they haven't been able to get anywhere near the tree without the breeding Magpies attacking, things seem to have calmed down at last and the poor Cockatoos can relax a bit.

Female, top and "bottom"

5a6d88b22e995_Red-TailedBlackCockatoo3.thumb.JPG.225613ff676219381709b0db08d131cf.JPG

 

5a6d889f64acb_Red-TailedBlackCockatoo2.thumb.JPG.58876c305287ed77b7533db64038ba2e.JPG

5a6d88da1fcc8_Red-TailedBlackCockatoo5.thumb.JPG.70e088d78cb5b95d7b8bfff10974983d.JPG

 

Male

5a6d8920ed52b_Red-TailedCockatoo4.thumb.JPG.5bc2bd04682a814f77bb07e048e29f99.JPG

Link to post
Share on other sites
Galana

Another great selection from down under. At least your pests have some colour. All ours are monochrome.

Link to post
Share on other sites
elefromoz

62. Great Crested Grebe, Bibra Lake, 28/1/18  She was really working harder her two Chicks, I watched for 15 mins solid and reckon she dived every 5-10 seconds, coming up with food each time.

5a7323a70a320_GreatCrerstedGrebe2.thumb.JPG.59633592098f9f5a89cbafc5abeac782.JPG

 

5a7323f9878e7_GreatCrestedGrebe3.thumb.JPG.ae7cc6b4a7f9923003435cbbe03c3d19.JPG

 

5a7323cc49c91_GreatCrerstedGrebe4.thumb.JPG.c1d41ffd543b401348775cb17010051c.JPG

 

63. Brown Honeyeater, my garden, 28/1/18

5a732433bbbc5_BrownHoneyeater2.thumb.JPG.9e18814dd3f85405ead8dc8513034a7b.JPG

 

64. Grey Butcherbird, 31/1/18, Alfred Cove

5a7324af51e83_GreyButcherbird.thumb.JPG.30476251e707d1583a260812795a0138.JPG

 

Last night also being the night of the "Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse"

00

Moon.thumb.JPG.55d9315f7a70c24e35512971c2227c11.JPG

 

65.White Cheeked Honeyeater,   1/2/18,    Pt Walter Reserve,  Bicton

5a73267c76791_WhitecheekedHoneyeater1.thumb.JPG.93b1b6b085d9ee6612d9d082f9673bd1.JPG

 

66. Black Faced Cuckoo Shrike,  A/A

5a7326b14040e_BlackFacedCuckooShrike.thumb.JPG.8bcc2aed038197a9985f62cd8a63448f.JPG

 

67. Australian Ringneck, A/A

5a7326efa19ab_AustralianRingneck.thumb.JPG.bd54725cf5e033c54bf84e8984e3d5b3.JPG

 

68. Nankeen Night Heron, A/A,

Bird poo all over the footpath can only mean one thing, Birds up there, 3 of them resting way up in the treetop. Funny when you stop and stare up, how many passers-by also stop and stare up, trying to figure out just what you're looking at.

5a73277a60e06_NankeennightHeron.thumb.JPG.c2f83107e47e1d689204b9428d7e04a3.JPG

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Kitsafari

Beautiful birds from Australia! You are surging ahead!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Lovely to see such unfamiliar birds, but also one of my favourites also found in the UK, the Great Crested Grebe

Link to post
Share on other sites
Peter Connan

More beautiful birds!

Link to post
Share on other sites
Galana

Agreed. Some special birds there and the score is mounting up too.

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/28/2018 at 7:29 PM, elefromoz said:

Red-Tailed Black Cockatoos

 

Fabulous backyard visitors.

 

Late last year I watched an Aussie grebe diving with tiny chicks tucked under its wings. I never thought they would do that. 

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Dave Williams

Fabulous series, keep them coming!

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...
elefromoz

Thanks all, still waiting for you to join the fun @Kitsafari, you're Kenya safari report is full of Birds, you'd catchup in no time at all. Meanwhile, plodding along....

69. Common Bronzewing, garden Dunsborough 9/2/18

5a88002d89f91_CommonBronzewing.thumb.JPG.7acd79a31cebc3a4a7d2be3770af47ea.JPG

 

70. Red-winged Fairy Wren (female), Boronup Cafe (French Fruit Toast), Boronup Forest, A/A, whilst these tiny little Birds are in abundance here, I could not get the beautiful little Male to oblige so had to settle for his duller mate, still cute though. Next time.

5a8800860672f_Red-wingedFairyWren.thumb.JPG.8ee13943873fd8b64a9ee138d2e519c5.JPG

 

71. White Breasted Robin A/A  

5a880101042c5_WhiteBreastedRobin.thumb.JPG.af7b3b11f64ac6c55cd67f928abb068d.JPG

I could have done much better with this little Bird too, squat down edging closer, til some bloke walked past and warned us that theres a resident Tiger Snake nearby. That did it for me, I left the Robin to it.  Some of you will have seen this posted a few days back, Tiger Snakes have a whole list of tricks up their sleeve, climbing, swimming...

 

72. White-browed Scrubwren A/A

5a8803c70f6fa_White-browedScrubwren.thumb.JPG.aa3be4dbb7cf1cd7a5dae87fb65cd764.JPG

 

73. Laughing Kookaburra, A/A, probably laughing at me beating a hasty retreat through the Bush

5a88044bef02b_LaughingKookaburra.thumb.JPG.5d4e508bb7c575488fa8fb3fdd214454.JPG

 

  We were looking for Rock Parrots along the Coast and one of the Lighthouse volunteers told us they were  seen here in flocks of 30 at times... but none seen for 3 weeks now, sigh. Don't you hate that? Anyways, all was not lost..

74. Australian Pipit, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse,  9/2/18  5a8805722155f_AustralianPipit.thumb.JPG.dba6cf691e9f136ce6f759fcc061b8f1.JPG

 

75. Nankeen Kestrel A/A

5a8806eadff9e_NankeenKestrel.thumb.JPG.f557900fdb6699f32134f371fcb2edc7.JPG

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Beautiful additions. The Faiiry Wren is beautiful . And as for the snake video......you were wise to move!

Link to post
Share on other sites
Dave Williams

Happy when the snake is out in the open, it's on the floor and hidden I'm worried about.

You have some lovely pigeons/doves, or at least I assume a Bronzewing is by the look of it. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
michael-ibk

So many beautiful species - love the Fairy-Wrens particularly.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Beautiful birds. I always learn so much from this thread 

Link to post
Share on other sites
elefromoz

Thanks @TonyQ, @Galana, @Dave Williamsand yes the Bronzewing is a pigeon, @michael-ibk, @lmSA84

On 2/18/2018 at 9:11 PM, lmSA84 said:

I always learn so much from this thread 

Me too, little snippets from the world over.

 

The next in this group continue to be from our "South West, about a 3 hour drive South of Perth

76. Rock Parrot, Hamelin Bay, 9/2/2018. This Bird gave us the runaround all day, finally at days end a couple flew in, a first for me I should add, and on a Rock too!

5a8fcaad46af3_RockParrot.thumb.JPG.190da042ac4ccf4eae0df3d986ed8474.JPG

 

77. Little Eagle, 10/2/18, Meelup Nat Pk, another first for me, its great being a beginner:)

5a8fcc23c0f3e_LittleEagle.thumb.JPG.e776853d5722144cace421b1f98c6d51.JPG

 

5a8fcbdaea8ce_LittleEagle2.thumb.JPG.8aa21ea2f974dd606be0af730d6c7013.JPG

 

5a8fcbea5cb02_LittleEagle3.thumb.JPG.587e19180934a887fd0abdfaca4a0b9b.JPG

 

5a8fcbf51130b_LittleEagle4.thumb.JPG.f449f35dcaac8e2a244bd904d808385d.JPG

 

78. Chestnut Teal 12/2/18, Vasse River Busselton. We were on a Birdlife Au group walk, learning how to use the new Birddata app and there was about 30 of us squished into the Hide, funny really

5a8fccaa962af_ChestnutTeal.thumb.JPG.c65d85577cb772361596f17a3c7ce208.JPG

 

79. White-Faced Heron, 12/2/18, Common the world over, but hey a tick is a tick.

5a8fcdfc8137b_WhitefacedHeron.thumb.JPG.8c4be095adc9c8be7e0f3d5ac5880d56.JPG

 

5a8fcda30d318_WhitefacedHeron2.thumb.JPG.073749059f4a72af12b72d93af00c5bb.JPG

 

80. Western Spinebill  14/2/18, Dunsborough. This is a stunning little Bird but my photo lets it down badly. Hopefully @Geoff will post his Eastern variety at some point and showcase its beauty.

5a8fce6b3c68d_WesternSpinebill.thumb.JPG.0941d6b378b230aa4854f189ae2d4158.JPG

 

and a couple of repeats, Silvereye with a snack in the sand dune heath

5a8fd1fbc2121_Silvereyea.thumb.JPG.1c452b8f618f2265b10395d2d9c03505.JPG

 

and these two  just because they are cute...

5a8fd21b5d0f1_Silvereyeb.thumb.JPG.6d72d86409bc12a79cba9d3287a78d59.JPG

 

5a8fd240d443a_SplendidWrena.thumb.JPG.65c58ad831944c02f65c25fdc588d14c.JPG

Link to post
Share on other sites
Dave Williams

That Spinebill is a stunner! Always nice to capture new birds too but it's funny how today's "lifer" soon can become tomorrow's "also ran" which get's little attention.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Safaritalk uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By using Safaritalk you agree to our use of cookies. If you wish to refuse the setting of cookies you can change settings on your browser to clear and block cookies. However, by doing so, Safaritalk may not work properly and you may not be able to access all areas. If you are happy to accept cookies and haven't adjusted browser settings to refuse cookies, Safaritalk will issue cookies when you log on to our site. Please also take a moment to read the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy: Terms of Use l Privacy Policy