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  1. Chestnut in the green

    Chestnut in the green

    The first birds I managed to photograph round the lake was a pair of Chestnut Teal. The males are a beautiful rich chestnut, aren't they.
  2. City wetland

    City wetland

    An uneventful flight south and east found me negotiating Adelaide Airport and there waiting for me was Peter and Adrienne. We did have an eventful evening though, with water problems in the street meaning no water in the house LOL. We we went out for a meal. The next morning we headed west and...
  3. Cormorants


    With the River Murray in flood, lots of fish have arrived at the Goolwa Barrage near the river mouth, attracting hundreds of cormorants, pelicans and terns.
  4. Great Cormorant

    Great Cormorant

    I've been recording a lot lately, here's a playlist for some John Denver songs I accompanied a friend on. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0RqhHLJmJ6xQwdJOnZtKCD-Rk1tEyZ9e We're off to Queensland on Monday for a fortnight, based in 3 birdwatching cabins.
  5. Bastard winglets on Nankeen Kestrels

    Bastard winglets on Nankeen Kestrels

    Birds have an array of ways of providing the flight profiles they need for the space in which they live. Kestrels use the Alula, or Bastard winglet but it is often folded up out of sight. The photograph of one hovering here in Adelaide shows there alula's extended...
  6. Crescent Honeyeater (imm)

    Crescent Honeyeater (imm)

  7. Crescent Honeyeater

    Crescent Honeyeater

    Drying out.
  8. Western Whistler (m)

    Western Whistler (m)

  9. Beautiful Firetail

    Beautiful Firetail

  10. Yellow-rumped Thornbill

    Yellow-rumped Thornbill

  11. Western Whistler (f)

    Western Whistler (f)

    The 'Golden' Whistler in South Australia was recently reclassified as Western Whistler. "Golden' now applies to the eastern species.
  12. SF:  New Holland Honeyeater

    SF: New Holland Honeyeater

    You can always rely on a New Holland Honeyeater to make you smile!
  13. Red-browed Finch

    Red-browed Finch

  14. Mallee Ringneck

    Mallee Ringneck

  15. Elegant Parrot (m)

    Elegant Parrot (m)

    Cox Scrub has several sandy tracks running across it, and currently a couple of these have puddles from recent rain, so it's quite common to see a circle of photographers at these puddles!
  16. Tawny-crowned Honeyeater

    Tawny-crowned Honeyeater

  17. Nankeen Kestrel (female)

    Nankeen Kestrel (female)

  18. Laughing Kookaburra and Eastern Rosellas

    Laughing Kookaburra and Eastern Rosellas

    This was an unexpected bonus as we left the Square-tailed Kite site.
  19. Square-tailed Kite

    Square-tailed Kite

    Nesting near us as usual.
  20. Laughing Kookaburra

    Laughing Kookaburra

  21. Striated Pardalote

    Striated Pardalote

  22. Red-kneed Dotterel

    Red-kneed Dotterel

  23. Galah (m)

    Galah (m)

    Males have brown eyes, females have red.
  24. Horsfield's Bushlark

    Horsfield's Bushlark

  25. Australasian Grebe

    Australasian Grebe