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.


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.

Anonymous 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.

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.

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