Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sunbird leads little beauties


Male Olive-backed Sunbird (Nectarinia jugularis) leads closeup looks (all shot from inside three metres) at a few little weekend beauties, from Tyto and nearby.


Little Kingfisher (Ceyx pusilla) sits tight within a water's edge guava. 


Chestnut-breasted Mannikins (Lonchura castaneothorax) just out of the nest.


Striped Skink (Ctenotus spaldingi) peers up from the Tyto lookout planking.

6 comments:

Neil said...

Great photos would love to be that close.

mick said...

Little beauties indeed! and great photos!

Denis Wilson said...

Hi Tony
Stunning images.
I especially like the quirky aspect of the Skink image.
Kingfisher and Sunbird are beautiful.
Cheers
Denis

swampythings said...

Tony, your photos are a delight. I am particularly impressed by the iridescence you have captured on the male Sunbird. Oh, and being that close to a Little Kingfisher....amazing. There is more variation in the blue than I realized from my, more distant through binoculars, observations.
Regards
Barbara

Tyto Tony said...

Hi Neil: stand still long enough and they may come.

Cheers Mick.

Hi Denis: It's a kinky skinky, isn't it?

Thanks Barbara: Confess I, too, didn't think there was so much green. From distance, the blue overpowers all else, doesn't it?

Gouldiae said...

G'day Tony,
Delightful start to my day, thanks.
Gouldiae.