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34. Red-capped Plover (Charadrius ruficapillus) A resident Aussie wader.

Tiny Chick

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Getting some warmth from the mother. 

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Adult female doing broken wing display for my benefit. It worked too, after watching the display I could not relocate the chick.

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2. Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides)   One of the pair that lives in my street and sometimes roosts in the tree in my front yard. This bird is a female, the males tend to be grey but the

37. Scarlet Robin (Petroica boodang)  An absolutely gorgeous Aussie robin. Five robin species are found near my home. Male Female   

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35. Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia). 

 

A full frame vertical. I like the image except for the street sign in the bottom left corner. Moving further left to remove that distraction meant standing in the lake.

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36. Sanderling (Calidris alba)  A species I rarely see but I suspect they're quite common for the STers that live in the northern hemisphere.

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37. Scarlet Robin (Petroica boodang)  An absolutely gorgeous Aussie robin. Five robin species are found near my home.

Male

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Female

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38. Pied Oystercatcher (Haematopus longirostris).

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39. Pacific Black Duck (Anas superciliosa

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It looks like they hybridise fairly easily as this one is part PBD.

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40. Double-banded Plover (Charadrius bicinctus)  Adult non breeding plumage. As far as I know the only migratory wader with an east - west migration. They breed in New Zealand and over winter in Australia. Hopefully I'll get some coloured up birds in September before they had back to NZ.

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41. Black Swan (Cygnus atratus) This bird was being harassed by a pelican (out of picture on our left). Hence the grumpy look.Black-Swan_86I0937.thumb.jpg.d50cfc9261e679a9310f5dfa1c25b750.jpg 

 

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Absolutely amazing photos, @Geoff! I also love the spoonbill photo only I am not able to find the road sign?! Must be due to very open aperture??

The Australian Hobby has a very evocative latine name :o.

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3 hours ago, xelas said:

I also love the spoonbill photo only I am not able to find the road sign?! Must be due to very open aperture??

The Australian Hobby has a very evocative latine name :o.

 

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The sign is the blurred whitish area bottom left. Earlier I had parked my car next to the sign and had to move it to get a reasonable background.

From memory I took that image with the 600mm + 1.4 TC on a 1D X ii and probably at f/9.0. I could replace that area with more of the green from above but I'd rather take a better photo.

 

:D  Yes, I've conversations with my friends over the latin name for Aussie Hobby.  Longus = Long  Penna = Wing, feather or fin. So in this case Long winged.

 

   

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On 2/28/2018 at 10:32 PM, Tdgraves said:

stunning additions @Geoff what camera setup are you using?

 

Sorry @Tdgraves I didn't answer your question from back in Feb.

 

Whilst out walking a 7D ii with 100-400mm

When serious 1D X ii with 600mm often with 1.4 TC too

When in the back garden 300mm f/2.8 often with 1.4 TC or 2.0 TC.

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some better pics of bird #8  Golden-headed Cisticola

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42. Great Egret (Ardea alba

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lovely to see such super images of Aussie birds @Geoff

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43. Hooded Plover (Thinornis rubricollis) A resident Aussie wader and an endangered species. You'll note the flags and bands.

I used to volunteer for the project that studies this species.  Whilst I hate the flags from a photography perspective the do provide great insight into individual movement and behaviour. I know these individuals extremely well. In fact I've held them in my hot little hands. The two adults are a pair.

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59 minutes ago, Geoff said:

:D  Yes, I've conversations with my friends over the latin name for Aussie Hobby.  Longus = Long  Penna = Wing, feather or fin. So in this case Long winged.

 

Well, the wing did not crossed my mind; :lol:!

 

Even at F/9 the background is nicely blurred. And 1Dx coupled with 600 prime solves the mystery of excellent IQ ... and the accomplished photographer, of course.

 

 

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Geoff, when it comes to birds photography, you are the best!

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TonyQ

Excellent additions, really beautiful.

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PeterHG

Another great set, Geoff, keep them coming, please!

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Galana

More nice photos. Make that 'excellent'!

Hard to pick a winner but the Golden-headed Cisticola caught my eye. Never knew the made it down under.

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Zim Girl

What a simply stunning set of pictures  @Geoff -  you couldn't fail to take an interest in birds after looking at this BY thread.

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michael-ibk

Absolutely brilliant, Geoff!

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Dave Williams

Great stuff Geoff, loving seeing some of your Aussie versions of Northern birds. I have a feeling you are not wanting to challenge any of us  for the best EBC either!!!!

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elefromoz

@Geoff, goes without saying, gorgeous showcase of our beautiful Birds. 

On 5/10/2018 at 12:17 PM, Geoff said:

Five robin species are found near my home.

I do hope we get to see them all. Cate Blanchett has nothing on the Red-capped Plovers performance in my humble opinion.

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