Jump to content

Sharon's second time around


Recommended Posts

shazdwn

Thanks @Galana @PeterHG@Tdgraves@TonyQ@elefromoz@KitsafariIt was indeed a good weekend.  

 

Last year I searched and searched for this next bird with no luck (I'm not lucky enough to have them in my backyard like @elefromoz!).  Then last week a tennis playing friend said there was a family living in a tree next to the tennis courts, so we headed there today for a look.  There was a family of four, two adults and two juvenilles by the look.  I will probably get better photos than these now I know where to look, but I'm going to count them now.  

 

10/NT10 - Tawny Frogmouth - Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia 0 16/01/2021

 

Adults

455434136__03A3013flathighres-Copy.jpg.8f1a3f7496a002f8d248e241ac69b107.jpg

 

Juvenille

732769180__03A3002flathighres-Copy.jpg.54322e89092bb2bd7ef3ad8f77a70871.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 353
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • shazdwn

    209

  • Kitsafari

    17

  • Dave Williams

    16

  • Galana

    15

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

So this year my aim is to beat my first year total of 200, sounds simple enough right? I will also be keeping a Northern Territory (NT) count.     On Sunday I managed to photograph two speci

Not a lifer but one that didn't make it onto my list last year   8/NT8 - Australian Bustard - Douglas Daly region, Northern Territory, Australia - 10/01/21  

139/NT106 - Galah, Douglas Daly, Northern Territory, Australia - 15/07/2021

Posted Images

shazdwn

Then I headed to the botanical gardens to look for the resident owls, but I bombed out so I will add this instead.

 

11/NT11 - Burdekin Duck -  George Brown Botanical Gardents, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia - 16/01/21

1855426875__03A3069flathighres-Copy.jpg.acacac5d31ba8fc4590b3573d50a9d6e.jpg

Edited by shazdwn
Link to post
Share on other sites
michael-ibk

Beautiful photos again. The Frogmouths are so cool, such unusual-looking birds. A lot like Potoos. Similarly the Brown Falcon reminds me a lot of some of the Caracara species. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Galana

I would not care that much if 'my' Frogmouths were in the garden or the Tennis Court just as long as I had some.:) My only claim  on Batrachostomus is the species that carries my name.

Link to post
Share on other sites
shazdwn
19 hours ago, michael-ibk said:

Beautiful photos again. The Frogmouths are so cool, such unusual-looking birds. A lot like Potoos. Similarly the Brown Falcon reminds me a lot of some of the Caracara species. 

Yes - as they say in Bali "same same but different"  :lol:

 

18 hours ago, Galana said:

My only claim  on Batrachostomus is the species that carries my name.

Ok Mr Google has failed me on this one - what species would that be?

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
shazdwn

Time for some seabirds.  First a couple of common ones.

 

12/NT 12 - Crested Tern - Stokes Hill Wharf, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia  17/01/21

 

_03A3195 flat high res - Copy.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
shazdwn

Ahh the endless chase for the chip (disclaimer, I did not throw the chip!)

 

13/NT13 - Silver Gull (lower bird) - Stokes Hill Wharf, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia  17/01/21

 

_03A3115 flat high res - Copy.jpg

Edited by shazdwn
Link to post
Share on other sites
shazdwn

This next one is not the most attractive of birds, so I've decided to go with a creative shot!

 

14/NT14 - Australian White Ibis - Stokes Hill Wharf, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia  17/01/21

_03A3211 flat high res - Copy.jpg

Edited by shazdwn
Link to post
Share on other sites
shazdwn

And one not so common one. This bird is not typically seen on land around here, but I have heard of it being occasionally seen on buoys in the harbour, which is where I found this one while out fishing today.  First time I have seen one in the NT. 

 

15/NT15 - Brown Booby - Darwin Harbour, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia  18/01/21

1E1A4202 flat high res - Copy.jpg

Edited by shazdwn
Link to post
Share on other sites
shazdwn

@Galanathat is one cool looking frogmouth 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Galana
3 hours ago, shazdwn said:

that is one cool looking frogmouth 

It runs in the family.;)

Link to post
Share on other sites
PeterHG

Very nice additions again. That Booby certainly managed to find a matching perch!

Link to post
Share on other sites
Dave Williams

Nice shots, and nice additions too! Do you have Lesser and Greater Crested Terns in Australia?

Link to post
Share on other sites
shazdwn
9 hours ago, Dave Williams said:

Nice shots, and nice additions too! Do you have Lesser and Greater Crested Terns in Australia?

Hi Dave, yes we get both in our area (although for some reason my bird book lists them as just Crested Tern and Lesser Crested Tern - so that's what I went with here).  The Crested Tern (Greater Crested Tern) is much more common.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Kitsafari

oooh a booby! no coloured feet though. as brown as they come, but would love to see a booby, one day.

Link to post
Share on other sites
shazdwn

This weekend we headed to Katherine, about three hours south of Darwin for a quick getaway.  I was happy that I managed to bag some species that we don't get in Darwin.  

 

16/NT16 - Hooded Parrot - Pine Creek, Northern Territory, Australia - 29/01/21

 

Male

1226811432__03A3312-Edit-Copy.jpg.cd62eba09a96ed6995d3241ca051b8a0.jpg

 

293994223__03A3322-Copy.jpg.1c80886ac395efdbc1679bc66fb356b8.jpg

 

Female

257511925__03A3274-Edit-Copy.jpg.173b5cf5e46e35833f33fed3ab6d0353.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
shazdwn

17/NT17 - Apostlebird - Katherine, Northern Territory, Australia - 29/01/21

1560875780__03A3375-Edit-Copy.jpg.456142ca2b35564418fbd667a001cbf9.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
shazdwn

18/NT18 - Black-faced Woodswallow - Katherine, Northern Territory, Australia - 29/01/21

822057__03A3405-Copy.jpg.2a40fe6f1440ee454e59c9c097e77f20.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
shazdwn

19/NT19 - Yellow-throated Miner - Katherine, Northern Territory, Australia - 30/01/21

850188413__03A3587-Edit-Copy.jpg.5b07761171307ce0eafaa5abd1b551e0.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
shazdwn

20/NT20 - Crested Pigeon - Katherine, Northern Territory, Australia - 30/01/21

885935977__03A3576-Edit-Copy.jpg.ab9d1607528d2b49eb21954a1ff5d042.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
shazdwn

21/NT21 - Partridge Pigeon - Katherine, Northern Territory, Australia - 30/01/21

1683115976__03A3494-Copy.jpg.2319f0b56bdd415572e8d091aef88f5f.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
shazdwn

22/NT22 - Banded Honeyeater - Katherine, Northern Territory, Australia - 31/01/21

1063735772__03A3743flathighres-Copy.jpg.9cda20e061ad74ea376fd8f573f61857.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
shazdwn

This next bird is THE most sought after bird for birders visiting our region.  It is hard to find and even harder to photograph.  It is also my nemesis bird - always seemed to be sighted the week before, or the day before, I go somewhere and I am yet to get a decent photograph of it.  This weekend a group of 6-8 flew into a tree right near I was standing, stayed for about two minutes and left not to be seen again.  And all I got was this VERY heavily cropped EBC.  

 

23/NT23 - Gouldian Finch - Katherine, Northern Territory, Australia - 30/01/21

880201647__03A3449-2-Copy.jpg.be1f7ca4bc7ec301365c6c66a8938383.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
shazdwn

And now a lifer - its range is a bit further to the west but you get the odd individual in the area.  Unfortunately another fleeting view and I got no more than a record shot on a wire!  Still very happy to have found both of these birds.

 

24/NT24 - Yellow-rumped Mannikin - Katherine, Northern Territory, Australia - 30/01/21

674006075__03A3678-Copy.jpg.113abcfbe5a053bdf44967ea8a6321be.jpg

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