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ZEISS DTI thermal imaging cameras. For more discoveries at night, and during the day.

western australia

  1. Can't be that cross...

    Can't be that cross...

    .... for I've seen a more severe glare from a Silvereye LOL So pleased to have got him that day, as fast becoming my favourite bird LOL
  2. Wagging away

    Wagging away

    Another Willie-wagtail of the morning and this one I managed to get to show a bit of the wagging action. Here you can see another part of it: https://www.birdforum.net/gallery/posturing.649086/ There was another one after this. Quite unlike our Pied Wagtail's action.
  3. Still growing

    Still growing

    Back at home after our run out to Muttonbird, a new guy was waiting to introduce himself; my first sighting of a juvenile Red-eared Firetail. You can tell this is a very young one, as he's not even started to develop his red ears yet (at least I can't see any). I'm sure the adults couldn't have...
  4. Muttonbird Lookout

    Muttonbird Lookout

    After breakfast we headed off for the intriguingly named Muttonbird Beach; this is in the general direction of Denmark, which we'd visited a few days before. Unfortunately, I have a confession to make... I made a mess of the pictures I tried to take that day, so all I've got for you is a rather...
  5. Bird on a hot tin roof

    Bird on a hot tin roof

    The only other bird I spotted that morning was a Willie-wagtail up on a roof. Shortly after that June found me and gave me a lift back home for breakfast
  6. Operator?


    The following day I woke early, so took myself for a walk along the road to see what also may be up. All I found was a New Holland Honeyeater sitting on the phone lines near the school.
  7. ..... but just across the road

    ..... but just across the road

    If only I'd realised that, just across the road was a little flock of Yellow-rumped Thornbill. At least these were mainly in the open!!!
  8. Hard to catch

    Hard to catch

    Although we saw/heard quite a few birds at the windfarm, I didn't manage any pictures of them. After admiring the wonderful views from the cliffs we then headed for the Vancouver Peninsula, which was back to Little Grove and further on. The first stop where we could see across to Albany and...
  9. Peelamuk


    The afternoon trip took us up one of the hills by Albany, where the windfarm is sited. We didn't actually see any birds (at least not photographable ones) but the path up to the cliff top had quite a few of these plaques, this one showing an Australian Pelican. Mogorro appears to mean the...
  10. Wanderer


    The last visitor before lunch was this Zebra Finch. You may remember me telling you it was a bit of a conundrum, as they're not found in that corner of Western Australia, the nearest populations being over 100 kms away. We quizzed a family nearby, who had an aviary of assorted birds, but they...
  11. Long tail

    Long tail

    At last I spotted the female Splendid Fairywren. She has a lovely blue tail, doesn't she.
  12. You look awful wet

    You look awful wet

    A Silvereye, was looking askance at a soaking wet Splendid Fairywren. Not sure, but I think the fairywren may be a young male, as he doesn't seem to be completely blue over the back. Have you ever had one of those days when things seem to start going wrong as soon as you wake up. Such was this...
  13. Simply Splendid

    Simply Splendid

    We got back home for a quick lunch and I got some great views of a Splendid Fairywren in the garden. Sadly I really didn't get too many pictures of this stunner.
  14. Not quite ready to leave

    Not quite ready to leave

    Last one from the ponds was this young Eurasian Coot. He looks pretty independent, doesn't he; however mum was not far out of shot
  15. One of my favourites

    One of my favourites

    A real entertainers are Willie-Wagtails, constantly on the move too and so brave with it! He was on a bit of a jetty type construction close to the water. Such stark contrast made for a rather tricky shot.
  16. An attractive oddity

    An attractive oddity

    This is the one that's not sure if it's duck or goose. They are on the large size for a duck and appear to have the bill of a goose. This means that they are the only representatives in the genus Chenonetta (making this a monotypic genus). Maned Ducks are fairly widespread in Australia.
  17. Jet-lagged


    Don't know about anyone else, but I still feel a bit jet-lagged after the clock change yesterday LOL. Here's a Hardhead found on one of the ponds in Albany. Amazing really how many species there were there! (Still more to come!)
  18. Cormorants galore

    Cormorants galore

    A slight hiatus occurred when a very colourful, very long train passed. All sorts of cartoon type things had been painted on the wagons. We then found a gap in the trees enabling us to take in this view of one of the larger ponds. If you look closely at that those trees on the other side of the...
  19. Co-operative


    Some birds just know how to pose and don't play the nasty tricks on you that most others do!! Australian Ibis were always very co-operative and I just couldn't resist taking pictures of them
  20. Intricate


    For once an overhead treetop image wasn't in silhouette, even so, the Little Black Cormorant had such strong sunlight on him it bleached some of his plumage. Even so you can see how intricate his plumage is.
  21. Stately


    A handsome Pacific Black Duck cruised across one pond as if he owned the place. He does look rather magnificent, I thought.
  22. Not very co-operative

    Not very co-operative

    Chestnut Teal are really quite attractive, but this pair didn't really want to show themselves off to me, so we're not really seeing their prettiest side.
  23. Foraging


    After breakfast we started off back at the Ponds on the way in to Albany. The Common Sandpiper, was still around, on a different pond and rather distant. I really had a job finding him, through the viewfinder, so had to look for something big I could use as a guide. A bush at the top of the...
  24. A pretty morning visitor

    A pretty morning visitor

    I didn't see many of these Western Rosellas, in fact the only ones I did see were in Alex and June's garden. Thought you'd like to see what the plumage on their back is like for a change
  25. Purple-backed fairy-wren, female

    Purple-backed fairy-wren, female

    A female of the same group