Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Xmas and Happy New Year from some Townsville Common friends



Crimson Finch, Golden-headed Cisticola, Dollarbird, Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, Black Swan, Pelican and Royal Spoonbill, Red-backed Fairy-wren, and one of two unexplained recent arrivals.




2 comments:

mick said...

Season's greetings to you too! Great photos and beautiful birds. I always admire your ability to take great photos of the birds. I have tried for years to take a photo of the little red-backed Fairy Wren showing all the colors PLUS a glint in the eye - and I haven't yet managed it!! Congrats!

Tony Ashton said...

Thank you, Mick, and festive greetings. I don't always chase any one species. And I often go without external flash. But for 2-3 mornings I pursued Red-backs and got a few decent frames. Opportunity+persistence+luck. You can do it!

Pectoral Sandpiper in flight shows Sharp differences

Uncommon and often unnoticed, Pectoral Sandpiper launches into view at Payet Tower pool today. Obvious differences from commoner Sharp-tai...