Sunday, October 2, 2011

Plover poses - Pipit pauses

Hot-footed it across Lucinda sands yesterday in pursuit of Red-capped Plovers (Charadrius ruficapillus).

Mostly, birds faster than me. But one hopped onto driftwood and stopped briefly.

Also darting about the dunes, Australasian Pipit (Anthus novaeseelandiae).
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mick said...

Different places suit different birds I guess. I find the Red-capped Plovers easy to get close to down here but can't get anywhere near a Pipit. I would certainly like to get close enough for a photo like yours.

Tyto Tony said...

Time to ask Santa for a new camera and bigger lens???

mick said...

Tut! Tut! Don't say my confidence in your powers of observation has been misplaced! You were the only one that noticed I had a new lens last year. Haven't you seen the results of the new camera over the last month? Santa came early.

Denis Wilson said...

Hi Tony
Great shot of the male Red-cap (first shot). Beautiful contrasts.
The other is just taking a break, after you having chased it, I suspect. Mind you, you must have been careful to keep it walking, not flying off - right away from you.
PS I can certify that Mick has been getting some great shots of her birds recently.

Tyto Tony said...

Oops! Sorry Mick. Been a bit distracted lately.

Hi Denis. One good thing about ageing is slowing in any chase.

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