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2022, who knows what it will hold.  Will I squeeze in an internationally captured bird?  Honestly I have no idea at this point but fingers are crossed.  In the meantime there are plenty of local species to get on with so here we go.

 

Nothing amazing to start with, went down to East Point Coastal Reserve and there were plenty of waders around but I couldn't get close so I'll only show a couple, there will be other opportunities.  I can, however, at least start with one I missed last year.  

 

1/NT1 - Bar-tailed Godwit, Darwin, NT, Australia - 3/01/2022

 

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2/NT2 - Striated Heron, Darwin, NT, Australia - 3/01/2022

 

 

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3/NT3 - Northern Fantail, Darwin, NT, Australia - 3/01/2022

 

 

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Kitsafari

A good start. I like the framing of the birds against the background, rather than just portraits. 

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michael-ibk

Very happy you are joining the fun again Sharon!

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We headed to Litchfield National Park on the weekend, about 1.5 hours from Darwin.  While the weekend turned out to be more about swimming in waterfalls than birds, I managed to get a couple of decent shots.

 

4/NT4 - White-throated Honeyeater, Litchfield National Park, NT, Australia - 9/01/2022

 

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On 1/10/2022 at 3:58 PM, shazdwn said:

We headed to Litchfield National Park on the weekend, about 1.5 hours from Darwin.  While the weekend turned out to be more about swimming in waterfalls than birds,

Aaahh, I remember that well, although always kept one eye out just in case they'd missed a Croc pre-season. So wild out there.

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And on the same grass clump 

 

 

5/NT5 - Crimson Finch, Litchfield National Park, NT, Australia - 9/01/2022

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6/NT6 - Dusky Honeyeater (Myzomela), Litchfield National Park, NT, Australia - 9/01/2022

 

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A great start @shazdwn. I am pleased we will be seeing more Australian birds this year (and perhaps some foreign ones:))

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Thanks Tony - the Australian birds I can promise, the rest 🤞

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  • 3 weeks later...

So I have been home from Lord Howe Island for a week and I am still sorting through my shots. For this reason posting here will be a bit of a drip feed, but hopefully you'll stick with me. Lord Howe Island is a bird lovers paradise. Not a huge number of species, but huge numbers of birds and most don't care if you get close, allowing for some unique photo opportunities.  

 

Here's a bit of a taste of what the island is like

 

This was taken at 24mm

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Well hello there

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The landscape 

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And now to the birds. I hope you don't mind me indulging in more than one image per species :D

 

7/NT- Flesh-footed Shearwater, Lord Howe Island, Australia - 25/1/22

 

Was so much fun watching these birds come in from the sea at night, they are so comical

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8/NT- White tern, Lord Howe Island, Australia - Jan 22

 

These birds do not make a nest, instead they lay an egg directly on a branch. How they don't fall off I don't know but there are plenty of terns so it must work

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9/NT- Blackbird, Lord Howe Island, Australia - Jan 22

 

An introduced species but I do like this photo 

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10/NT- Lord Howe White-eye, Lord Howe Island, Australia - Jan 22

 

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11/NT- Sooty Tern, Lord Howe Island, Australia - Jan 22

 

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another place for my Aussie wish list. Neat photos Sharon

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Kitsafari

brilliant additions! that shot of the cute baby white tern is precious. 

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Another vote for the White Terns. (not that the others can be sneezed at!)

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Ditto for the White Tern!

And the rest of your beautiful photos 

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Dave Williams

Some nice birds there Sharon! Are the Terns defending their nest site?

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Fantastic photos! And +1 on the White Tern.

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Beautiful shots of the White Terns

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