Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Robin best in rainforest chase

Two perfect mornings at start of week! So, off to Wallaman Falls under bright blue sky yesterday to chase little birds in the rainforest.

Pale-yellow Robin (Tregellasia capito) best of dodgy pictures. Species seen only partially, and high up in towering trees, included Golden Whistler, Large-billed Scrubwren, Topknot and Wompoo Pigeons, Spotted Catbird, and Yellow-breasted Boatbill.


Earlier in the day found this Nankeen Kestrel (Falco cenchroides) soaring away after being pestered by Willie Wagtail.


Headed to the beach today, hoping for raptors fishing. Osprey, White-bellied Sea Eagle seen at distance. Brown Goshawk grabbing at tidal debris close to picnic area trees!


But only this Lesser Crested Tern (Thalasseus bengalensis) flew within camera shot.

5 comments:

mick said...

The robin is the cutest but the kestrel in-flight is the most spectacular!

Mark Young said...

Lovely Tony. It never ceases to amaze how large those TopKnots are.

Mark Young said...

Lovely Tony. It never ceases to amaze how large those TopKnots are.

Mark Young said...

Lovely Tony. It never ceases to amaze how large those TopKnots are.

Tyto Tony said...

Hi Mick: Funnily enough, a pair nests in town, yet I've never got a decent picture.

Mark: Really big: and thanks, thanks, thanks ;-)