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  1. The last catch

    The last catch

    The last picture I took at Bowra, a superb reserve. Found this Black-fronted Dotterel with a decent sized catch. Don't know what it was though. Sadly, all my pictures for the journey home seem to have got deleted; so I've none showing my first sighting of Wedge-tailed Eagle, nor the snow on...
  2. Shade-lover?

    Shade-lover?

    Well why else would his face not be tanned eh? When we got back to the homestead, we had a last look at the dam, for we were leaving in the morning for the long drive home. A White-faced Heron was patrolling the shallows.
  3. Keeping control

    Keeping control

    I think it's dad that cares for the youngsters; he seems to have the measure of his job anyway LOL. Here was another family of Emus out on the entrance road through the reserve. They weren't far from us but didn't seem at all concerned by our presence. SF
  4. A one off

    A one off

    This Brown Falcon was the only one I saw on my travels. The light was all wrong, so I've had to adjust the levels to try to get some detail.
  5. In the Brown

    In the Brown

    Exploring the Saw Pits road, we came to the dam and found an Australasian Grebe there. Why the preferred that one to the Back Dam I don't know LOL... guess there's a reason.
  6. A one off

    A one off

    Still out of the car after photographing the woodswallow, I spotted this Mulga Parrot. The only one I saw on my trip. Rather pretty parrots these I think, even though he was keeping very much in the shade due to the extreme heat that day.
  7. Rather pretty

    Rather pretty

    We'd hardly left the compound when I was diving out of the car again to get this lady White-browed Woodswallow. The only female I saw on my travels and the Cunnamulla area was the only place I saw the species.
  8. Making out

    Making out

    Back at the homestead dam, an immature Red-kneed Dotterel seemed to be well independent, striding along at the water's edge.
  9. Much kinder

    Much kinder

    This Australian Ringneck, a bit further along the track, was much kinder to me, showing himself off in all his finery!!
  10. Ever wondered

    Ever wondered

    Why it's so difficult to see birds sometimes? This Australian Ringneck made it really, really difficult. In fact I'm really not sure how I spotted him and managed to get a picture at all LOL Saturday Fun
  11. Pretty in pink

    Pretty in pink

    I thought this made for a rather attractive picture with the three Galahs in the trees.
  12. BF Masked Woodswallow female 10 October 2019.jpg

    BF Masked Woodswallow female 10 October 2019.jpg

    As I said yesterday, along from the male was a female Masked Woodswallow. Afraid the light was a bit awkward on her.
  13. Head-turner

    Head-turner

    A pair of Masked Woodswallows landed on the tree the other side of the dam. This is the male.
  14. What's going on?

    What's going on?

    A rather unusual pose and look from this Spotted Bowerbird. Don't they blend in well to the habitat!
  15. They travel in flocks

    They travel in flocks

    ... and a flock came in to drink. It's a mixed group with the males having the red-spotted creamy face; the females and juveniles are rather duller.
  16. I'm sure I dropped it there!

    I'm sure I dropped it there!

    The first time I saw a Yellow-throated Miner trying to drink from a perch. Doesn't look too sure about whether it's possible, does he LOL.
  17. .... and here is Dad

    .... and here is Dad

    Such charming birds these Bourke's Parrots and this is the male with the beautiful blue on the wing.
  18. Keeping close

    Keeping close

    The youngster wasn't far from mum, in fact he was between his parents. Bourke's Parrot have a widespread range across southern Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia but these were the only ones I saw, despite visiting those other two states as well. They feed on the ground.
  19. Inquisitive

    Inquisitive

    This Bourke's Parrot seems to be wondering what I'm up to, doesn't she. This was the only time I saw this species but was lucky enough to get a family!! The others will follow over the next few days.
  20. A quiet drink

    A quiet drink

    I don't think I've shown you a Peaceful Dove at Bowra before. However here's one showing that beautiful eye.
  21. Pairing up

    Pairing up

    Two of the Maned Ducks took themselves off for a little swim away from the group.
  22. Distinguished

    Distinguished

    Don't you think these Black-faced Cuckooshrikes have a distinguished look about them? Lovely looking birds these.
  23. Attractively plain

    Attractively plain

    On first view this Spotted Bowerbird would seem to be just a dull brown, but he's much nicer than that and even had a lilac patch on the nape.
  24. Disciples... and a convert?

    Disciples... and a convert?

    There are 10 Apostlebirds in this picture along with a Crested Pigeon. Did end up with 12 of the Apostlebirds in the end. They all seem to hide in that bush, before walking down to the water. Never saw them in the bush, nor getting to it!
  25. The army came

    The army came

    .... in the form of a few Major Mitchell's Cockatoos. It had been a few days since we'd seen them on the entrance road, so I'd thought that was all I had of them LOL Lovely looking birds.
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