Friday, June 25, 2010

Kite and heron help save the days

Chase after Gey and Brown Goshawks most of a cloudy week and what does one get? A few seconds of posing from a Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus). And this bird only stayed around because it was eyeing a dead wallaby nearby.


Drizzle joined the cloud today, but this White-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae) lifted spirits a bit. White-faces on ground seldom allow one close,  less wary when they are higher up.

Often impossible to spot higher up, seldom seen in Tyto, and always wary, Frilled Lizard (Physignathus lesueurii). Small youngster enjoying sunny spot above concrete culvert a few days ago.

Finally, image of White-browed Robin (Poecilodryas superciliosa) shaded in pandanus clump, reworked slightly after helpful pointers on photo forum, BirdingOz.

Click all pix to enlarge. Critiques always welcome.

5 comments:

mick said...

I find Whistling Kites very frustrating around here. They make more noise than all the other raptors and seldom come down where you can see them enough to get photos! Yours is a beauty!

Mark Young said...

Awesome Kite image Tony!

Denis Wilson said...

Hi Tony
My preference is for the White-browed Robin. But I did like the "Double-bars" from a few posts back.
Sorry I have been busy, and not checking Blogs.
Good on you, and keep it up.
Regards
Denis

Gouldiae said...

G'day Tony,
Nice stuff as usual - liked the Robin.
Feel free to delete this next bit:
I notice you use a similar blogger template to me. Seems you upload your pictures as 'large and centre' like I used to and they come up minus their RH border. I discovered that uploading 'large and LEFT' solves the problem. (Compare my last two entries).
Regards,
Gouldiae.

Tyto Tony said...

Hi Mick: Kites don't do me too many favours usually. Pictured bird was higher than it seemed.

Cheers Mark.

Hi Denis: I probably owe you many more apologies for want of comments.

Gidday Gouldiae: Ta for tip. I assumed most click to enlarge and get full imase anyway.