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  1. Catching up

    Catching up

    On our drive out of Browns Road, saw a wee flock of White-winged Chough feeding just behind the fence. I followed them for a bit, struggling to get pictures as they always seem to hid behind grass or branches. I did manage this focused shot in the end, was quite pleased with the result.
  2. A bit better this one

    A bit better this one

    On our way out of this woodland, I came across another Grey Currawong and managed a slightly better image this time. But they do seem to be a little shy, don't they.
  3. Waking up

    Waking up

    More wandering around in the woodland, which unusually was really very open , we came across a gorgeous wee Australian Owlet Nightjar was just waking up from his roost. A few pictures at distance then we quickly moved on to let him get on with whatever he next wanted to do. Thank goodness for...
  4. Enjoying the view

    Enjoying the view

    We were having a lovely wander in the open woodland area at Browns Road, not a lot of shade there though. Having seen my first Grey Currawong when we were staying with Ken and Dora at the beginning of my South Australia stay, and another (getting my first pictures of one), here I was to see one...
  5. Collecting grass seeds

    Collecting grass seeds

    We then set off to explore another of the conservation areas - Browns Road. A White-winged Chough was wandering through the grass as we made our way in. It looked very dry for springtime. The Adelaide Hills did have some bad fires after I left. Not a really great bird image, but I loved the...
  6. At least I....

    At least I....

    .... got the rump!!! I'd had difficulty getting really good pictures of Red-rumped Parrots any time I saw them, and this one was no exception. He moved around the car park area quite a bit, and I'm sure he was trying to find the best shady spot (it was very hot that day). I think the best views...
  7. Blue and green and gold and....

    Blue and green and gold and....

    ..... that's a Rainbow Bee-eater!! We'd started making our way back out when we spotted him, gave me a bit of a chase around the houses and then a bit of re-positioning by me to avoid some intervening stuff (mostly!). The was the first one I'd seen for ages... probably Bribie Island with Ken...
  8. Now something in a tree

    Now something in a tree

    As we started to move away from the chats, I spotted a Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater up in a tree. Can't remember now if he was chatting to himself or calling.... maybe he was panting in the heat which was now beginning to build.
  9. Meal delivered

    Meal delivered

    Somewhere in that tangle of plants was a fledgling Crimson Chat.... every now and then I zoom in on the image and sometimes I think I can see a bit of it, then the next time I can't find it LOL.
  10. Tricky


    Focusing was a bit difficult with this one, as there was so little contrast between him and the background. This is a young male Crimson Chat.
  11. Dad to the rescue

    Dad to the rescue

    Next a stunning male Crimson Chat landed on the fence almost in front of me. He'd a beakful of what looks like insects which soon got fed to one of his youngsters, there seemed to be a few hiding in the longer stuff, but I don't know what it was.
  12. Chatty


    I think it can sometimes be difficult to tell the juvenile Crimson Chat from the female. However, in another picture of this one I could see the gape quite clearly. The chat was surely the star of this part of our day's outing, even though I'd seen them at Bowra so not a Lifer, but still very...
  13. .... and now his lady

    .... and now his lady

    Not far from the male was this female Masked Woodswallow, with a much paler mask.
  14. It's been a while

    It's been a while

    I first saw these neat guys in Cunnamulla and how long ago that seems now. Masked Woodswallows I think are delightful wee birds. We'd walked much further into this trail and reached the perimiter fence.
  15. Babyface


    This juvenile Hooded Robin seemed to be becoming a little more independent as I couldn't spot the parents in the immediate vicinity.
  16. Bashful


    This is the difficulties we have sometimes when trying to photograph birds. One of my rubbish pictures from yesterdays White-winged Triller sequence. Saturday Fun
  17. White wing patch

    White wing patch

    I did get some nice views of White-winged Triller... firstly this female. A rather dull brownish bird but the white streaky lines on the wing are absolutely diagnostic for the species. This, though, was the only image of her where her head was visible, all the others were of a rump view LOL
  18. Graceful


    I posted this picture many hours ago (at least I thought I did!) My final day with Peter and Adrienne dawned and the plans they'd made were them to take me up into the Adelaide hills. First we explored the Cypress Hill Trail. Close by the entrance I rather failed to get good pictures of a...
  19. Bronzy


    After that run along the river we then more-or-less followed it south back to Adelaide. When we hit the Adelaide Hills, we followed another river down a steep windy road and called in at the Gorge Wildlife Park. Peter's idea was to enable me to see some of the species that weren't in the areas...
  20. Seems to be rather scarce

    Seems to be rather scarce

    There aren't that many pictures of the Black-tailed Nativehen in the Gallery but I'm doing my best to improve that situation LOL. Here's a little group from the promenade at Mannum. I followed them for ages, but they remained in the shadows.
  21. Premiere


    There were quite a few of these rails set up in the river. This one was on the far side in front of a reed bed. Seemed a Little Black Cormorant liked it for a morning preen. I seem to have missed showing you this one on my first run through of my pictures. Still, he's made his appearance now!
  22. Standing proud

    Standing proud

    Standing on a pole, which looks like it was put there for especially for the birds, was Australian Pelican. A rather haughty look I think LOL
  23. Swampy


    After a good breakfast we drove upstream right along the promenade, then slowly back to see what was around. Australasian Swamphen was the first we came across.
  24. Nearly breakfast time

    Nearly breakfast time

    I was nearly back and the last species I saw was a Noisy Miner pondering his breakfast choices as I went in to select my own. That was a rather nice wander though. Even the ferry was interesting as it only took it minutes to make the crossing before coming back for another load.
  25. Still before breakfast

    Still before breakfast

    Also out for a wander was a female Mallard with her two ducklings. Still very young too.