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#279183 - 20/09/2009 21:27 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
Dan607 Offline
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Not a great photo but was hard to get through the trees.
This rat was unwanted by my snake, didn't want it going to waste! Probably a bit big for him.

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn307/DanTheReptileMan/Picture070.jpg

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#279184 - 23/09/2009 16:30 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Quote:
Originally posted by Blinky_Bill:
Over the last few weeks ive noticed a Magpie hanging around the house quite a lot, not being aggressive at all, just being rather curious. Then About 2 weeks ago he got so curious that he came up and ate a not potato chip from my hand. I was stoked. He now eats from my hands regularly and has even let his female companion come and eat now too.

Mr magpie eating some bread from me this arvo:


Mr Magpie in his Classic pose:


He got very close to the cam in this shot, the click sorta spooked him a bit lol:

Mrs Magpie. Shes a bit smaller and wont yet eat from my hand. Mr Magpie is always close by when she is around:


Closer look at the eye she had an infection in when i first saw her. Seems a lot better now smile


She got a lot closer than normal in these shots, and unbeleivably the male was nowhere to be seen. No doubt somewhere in the trees above.


Its amazing how intelligent these birds seem to be and happy to be around me. I dont have to walk slowly or anything around them anymore. In fact they come running across the road after me when im out the front now lol.
something cool happened the other day, i was eating my mcdonalds in the car i gave a few chips to the seagulls.. there was like 100 of them all around my car / on my car lol then like 5 mins later... a magpie flies in and just sits there staring at me on the front window.. wish i had my camera with me! so i threw a chip out the window and he flew like 100km/h ate the chip then started to like bully the seagulls / bite them. he was chasing like 3 seagulls in the air nearly killing them then someone comes to the rescue.. Mr crow! the crow flies in and like attacks the magpie chasing it all around the car park nearly biting it to death.. then something happens.. 2 more magpies came in and all 3 ganged up on the crow til another crow came and all of a sudden the magpies fly away.. was like watching 1 of those docos on tv lol but it was real.. it might seem boring but it was fun to watch.

it really seemed like the crows wer on the seagulls side, which must mean they are a little intelligent lol. and the magpies are evil.. hey the magpie even looked evil i was looking at it like a few cm away from it (i was inside the car tho) he had an evil look to him..his eyes.. his beak..

just a few birds i snapped last week, (zoom was at x80 digital so thats why its blury)






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#279185 - 25/09/2009 15:55 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Mr & mrs magpie have gone very quiet of late, no doubt nesting id say. Ive been able to locate their nest, and will keep u guys posted on the newborns once they inevitably hatch
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#279186 - 25/09/2009 20:04 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Here's a few to get my posts started smile

Grey Fantail

White-cheeked Honeyeater

Blue-billed Duck

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#279187 - 18/10/2009 09:07 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Black Cockatoo destroying this Gum.



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#793905 - 07/11/2009 00:22 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: EddyG]
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Rainbow Lorikeet cheekily darting around and feeding in Wollongong City.







Purple Swamphen at Puckeys in North Wollongong



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#795553 - 13/11/2009 00:30 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Stephen-wx]
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Little Corellas feeding in a tree in our backyard, noisy but a cool sight!









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#800564 - 28/11/2009 00:54 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Stephen-wx]
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Common Blackbird



Willy Wagtail



Galah



Australian Pelican



Pacific Black Duck



Superb Fairy Wren



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#801378 - 29/11/2009 23:53 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Stephen-wx]
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had a twany frog mouth sit in my front yard tonight. sat there for a few long time, almost got hit by a fruit bat at one stage, the twany didnt even move!
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#802047 - 02/12/2009 10:53 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Mick10]
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Thats one cool Tawny, I love those haven't seen one in a while though hehe.

Galahs are the theme in these next pics as a big flock of them have been turning on the display down at a park not far from me, I pass by it on my ADF fitness walks and runs and take opportunities to snap a few shots.









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#802608 - 05/12/2009 09:22 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Stephen-wx]
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Today's useless trivia.........

In regard to the galahs, believe it or not I never saw a galah until I was about 10 -12 years old and that was west of the ranges.

Sometime in the early 1970's galahs established a colony on the Illawarra coast, before that there were none east of the escarpment.

Now they appear to thrive.

Good images Stephen.
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#803076 - 07/12/2009 22:30 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: ozthunder]
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Thanks Michael,

I never knew that, I've read a few bird watching pages but not being a strict one myself more just for want of a different subject I have been photographing them so really had no idea!

I'll never look at a Galah the same way again smile

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#809713 - 25/12/2009 20:11 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Stephen-wx]
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Took this photo about a month ago. I went to take a photo of a Tawny Frogmouth and her two young and the click of my camera woke them up. So here's a pic of an unimpressed tawny frogmouth! I hope they managed to get back to sleep after I took a pic!:)


http://www.flickr.com/photos/33360488@N03/4212173569/

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#810558 - 28/12/2009 13:18 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: kazzycaboodles]
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#810571 - 28/12/2009 14:36 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Jax]
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Wow, there's some great photos in this thread! I'm new to the WZ forum, and have a few shots I'd like to share. If anyone can id this bird I'd appreciate it...I think its a juvenile peregrine falcon. Anyway, he came in for a 20 minute bath in my pond one hot day and let me get to within a couple of metres from him.


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#810596 - 28/12/2009 16:18 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Jax]
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#810604 - 28/12/2009 16:40 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Jax]
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This is one of a pair of kingfishers who made a nest in the bank of what was in the process of becoming a retaining wall - the nest hole is in the pic. The scratch marks are from a goanna trying to get to them... Was great to see them back the following year, along with their young one.

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#810654 - 28/12/2009 18:53 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Jax]
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A zebra finch that made his way into my house.


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#814129 - 08/01/2010 19:49 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Jax]
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#814143 - 08/01/2010 20:37 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: synopig]
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A couple more



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