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  1. Off to canoodle in privacy?

    Off to canoodle in privacy?

    We made a latish February visit to Kinnordy and love appears to be in the air as I'm sure this pair of Greylag have something in mind the way they're sneaking off LOL Saturday Fun
  2. Making life difficult

    Making life difficult

    Really not the greatest of pictures, but the best I got of this Lifer that day, and didn't really improve on that at any time during my time in South Australia. This is a Crimson Rosella, a large group, with Adelaide being part. There's discussions on splitting them.... will it happen? They are...
  3. A Dark Rainbow

    A Dark Rainbow

    Strange how a different position gives a different result! After the nicely lit kookaburra, I get a poorly lit Rainbow Lorikeet, I have tried to lighten it a bit. Such pretty birds these with all those colours which you can't really see in this pic.... sorry 'bout that.
  4. Checking the sky

    Checking the sky

    On a longer exploration of their hillside property, we found a Laughing Kookaburra at the top of a tree. Fortunately there were many trees to support myself for the high picture. Is he looking for trouble do you think.
  5. Bedtime shower

    Bedtime shower

    Back at John and Dora's in the evening light a White-browed Scrubwren was having a bath, which turned into a shower!! This is the nominate subspecies. Saturday Fun
  6. The garden seems to be full of Lifers!

    The garden seems to be full of Lifers!

    I think this was the only time I saw this wee beauty, or at least the only time I got a picture of a Crescent Honeyeater. You can just see the start of the white crescent, as it carves a crescent shape from the shoulder to the bottom of the breast. Rather nice, aren't they.
  7. Restricted Range

    Restricted Range

    .... well fairly, that is. The Purple-crowned Lorikeet is only found in western Victoria, southern South Australia and south eastern Western Australia. Really pretty lorikeets these and I think John and Dora were lucky to have them visit their garden. I don't know where my brain is at the...
  8. That's better

    That's better

    A slight improvement on the previous attempt, when he was high in a tree.... this Mistletoebird was half way down! Beauties, aren't they.
  9. Oh! What a lovely.... bath

    Oh! What a lovely.... bath

    I did warn you I might show you a picture of this lovely Brown Thornbill having a bath. He's really going for it, isn't he. So glad it wasn't the only picture I got, or it would have remained unidentified (and I've a whole load of them in various folders LOL!!!) Saturday Fun
  10. A singing cuckoo

    A singing cuckoo

    Beginning our wander around John and Dora's property, we found a Horsfield's Bronze Cuckoo calling from high up in a tree. So high, I had to lean against a wall in order to steady myself to get this picture. Made a mess of the settings rather, so have had to do some work on it to bring out some...
  11. Another view of a honeyeater!

    Another view of a honeyeater!

    Not quite so well coiffeured, especially the front one... looks like he's waiting for the hairdryer!!! Not sure, but this New Holland Honeyeater looks rather young?
  12. One and only

    One and only

    This Brown Thornbill was a new bird for me, and tit was the only one I got pictures of. He'd just come out of the bath and was considering another dip. Which of course he did... I've a few images of him splashing around... maybe post some more for your Saturday enjoyment.
  13. The red one

    The red one

    This is a juvenile Red Wattlebird, not the first I'd seen (which was in Adelaide but without camera). Unfortunately, the sun was shining on the window that morning, so we didn't get the timing right, did we. Sorry... really not been much with it the last few days. Had a bad fall on Saturday...
  14. Southern bathers

    Southern bathers

    I'd only been in South Australia a couple of days but already New Holland Honeyeaters were like old friends LOL. This was the view from the dining room while we were having dinner. Glad I had my camera handy, and no-one seemed to mind me trying to get pictures!!
  15. Table manners

    Table manners

    At our new feeders I spotted a Great Tit on a branch eating a seed. This is the the tit species favourite method of eating. Get a seed and fly to a branch, holding it between his toes to peck at it. Thanks to Ann (Doc Duck) for pointing this out to me many years ago.
  16. A nice welcome

    A nice welcome

    The next day we travelled down the Fleurieu Peninsula, as Peter and Adrienne had a long-standing engagement to perform at the Fleurieu Folk Festival over the weekend. At the end of the first day we then went further down the peninsula to stay with some friends (John and Dora - an amazing couple)...
  17. Nearly missed

    Nearly missed

    We were just about to drive on, which I spotted something below the car. Hopped out and managed to get this Black-fronted Dotterel. Rather an awkward angle as it was through a fence and right down below LOL
  18. Lonely


    After Laratinga we set off up into the Adelaide Hills and stopped in a lovely cafe for lunch. It was run by friends of Peter and Adelaide... real good food there!! We then set off on an exploration of the hills. We stopped at a roadside lake and there on a rather distant shore line was a pair...
  19. Black and white with a splash of yellow

    Black and white with a splash of yellow

    So we come to the final bird at Laratinga, a New Holland Honeyeater, another new bird for me. Then Peter and Adrienne dragged me away from that wonderful place. We were now off up into the hills.
  20. Sore knees?

    Sore knees?

    This seems to be the only image I got of this Red-kneed Dotterel (do you think their knees are sore LOL). Nearing the end of this visit to Laratinga sadly... just one more species to show you.
  21. Sometimes it's not really worth it

    Sometimes it's not really worth it

    All I could make out through the mist were Whooper Swans and Eurasian Wigeon. What the rest were I've no idea. Wish I could make such images as good as Ove can!! Saturday Fun Gawd... the new pills the doc started me on yesterday seem strong enough to deaden the pain somewhat, but playing...
  22. Not a Lifer

    Not a Lifer

    Wandering back along the path I found a bird I wasn't sure about, so posted it on the forum for identification. Of course a female Eurasian Blackbird, which I just wasn't expecting LOL. Quite a few species of European origin had been introduced to Australia (and New Zealand of course) but I...
  23. They're real beauties

    They're real beauties

    I was really pleased to get this picture of the Superb Fairywren in such a natural setting. Beauties, aren't they.
  24. How to Dive

    How to Dive

    I know I showed you a Hoary-headed Grebe the other day, but this is a different bird, and I (accidentally) caught him in diving mode LOL. Thought it was interesting to show their action.
  25. The fierce look

    The fierce look

    A Nuthatch giving his best "go away" look LOL. It's still such a treat for me to see these guys at the feeding station just about every time we go there.