Sunday, April 19, 2009

Some Leaden light at last

Finally, the leaden skies have gone and there's some sunshine and light to show off the Tyto birds, such as the Leaden Flycatcher (Myiagra rubecula) quietly going about business today.

Sorry to have been rather quiet all week. Terrible weather and dodgy modem combined to kill  pictures and posting. 

Not so quiet and just one among many enjoying the end of rain almost every day and night this month, Red-backed Fairy-Wren (Malurus melanocephalus) just coming into male breeding colour.

Almost certainly final tally of species for April will not be close to predicted 120. But today's count of 46 slightly better than expected. Nothing of real note seen, though an immature Dollarbird was mildly surprising since most flew off north last month.

Change of venue for last picture. Eastern Dwarf Treefrogs have taken to sitting by day in, on and among Bird of Paradise flowers and leaves in the caravan park gardens. Need shorter lens to do justice to frog. Working on it!


PSYL said...

The last shot is just excellent. All the others are good too.

Hope good weather stays your way so that you can blog without trouble.


mick said...

Your photos are so clear and sharp - just perfect! I saw and photographed some Red-backed Fairy-wrens the other day and wondered if I could see the difference in female and juvenile male - and you show it on your post - THANKS!

Andy said...

Another great set.
Love that frog photo!

Tyto Tony said...

Hi PSYL, Mick and Andy and thank you all.

Weather and modem settling into sunnier patterns!

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