Saturday, September 11, 2010

Wompoo twigs to nest viewer

Trouble with rainforest, it's full of damned trees! Wompoo Fruit-Dove (Ptilinopus magnificus) peers from part-built nest in high forest west of Ingham today. Took several minutes to get partial view and this dodgy, distant image after spotting pair coming and going through dense growth. Birds waited till I got tripod in place - and then took off! So I did too.  

Glimpsed a few Pale-yellow Robins (Tregellasia capito) but caught bird above during an earlier drive up the range.

And no Grey-headed Robins (Heteromyias cinereifrons) around, so here's one from another recent trip into rainforest.  
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mick said...

Nice going to follow the Wompoo FD and find the nest even if the birds didn't stay there for too long. I find photography in the rainforest difficult - sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't :-(

Tyto Tony said...

Yep. But mostly it doesn't, because birds are impossible to follow, for many reasons.

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