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Mar 01, 2014 23:15 |  #331

Came across this poor girl today, it looks like the tail feathers have been pulled out :cry:(wetlands)

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Mar 02, 2014 00:19 as a reply to  @ rawshorty's post |  #332

Looks like a juvie, but eve so, should still have tail feathers. Was it able to fly OK?


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Mar 02, 2014 01:41 |  #333

callumbrae wrote in post #16727910 (external link)
Looks like a juvie, but eve so, should still have tail feathers. Was it able to fly OK?

Yep, it flew Ok but looked a little awkward.


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Mar 15, 2014 16:21 |  #334

I have been down on the N.S.W and VIC coast for the last week. Had a great time at Marlo where i got Hooded Plover and Beach Stone-Curlew:D.
Anyway went to the wetlands yesterday for a quick look for Raptors so i could contribute to the thread. Sighted Australian Hobby, Black-shouldered Kite, but the Little Eagle came close enough for a decent pic.

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Mar 20, 2014 03:25 |  #335

Very beautiful this Little Eagle.




  
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Mar 21, 2014 03:22 |  #336

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Very beautiful this Little Eagle.

Thanks, Lyn. All Raptors are beautiful to me:D


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Apr 04, 2014 04:29 as a reply to  @ rawshorty's post |  #337

Been a bit side-tracked lately. This little grassbird was shot right in suburbia. Canberra's newest suburbs all have their little "wetland", basically just a vegetated pond to filter stormwater. These provide some really close access to waterbirds, as you can see from this image.

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Apr 04, 2014 15:57 |  #338

Fantastic shot, Margaret. Have you been out to Commonwealth Park to shoot the Fruit Bats?
They are very active at the moment:lol:

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Apr 04, 2014 16:51 as a reply to  @ rawshorty's post |  #339

Thanks for the tip, Shorty. That will be my very next port of call.


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Apr 06, 2014 00:27 as a reply to  @ callumbrae's post |  #340

Grey-headed flying fox.
Yes, Shorty, they are still at Commonwealth Park, ACT, and making a dickens of a racket. Hard to get good angles because of so much shade over their roosts, but occasionally one will make the trip worthwhile.

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Apr 06, 2014 15:42 as a reply to  @ callumbrae's post |  #341

That is an OUSTANDING shot!!




  
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Apr 07, 2014 05:27 as a reply to  @ Johnthecoralhugger's post |  #342

Thank you, John.
I shot off about 1,200 frames, so on the law of averages, one had to be OK.


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Apr 07, 2014 12:44 as a reply to  @ callumbrae's post |  #343

More great shots from the ACT, the FF is a cracker Margaret.


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Apr 11, 2014 03:10 as a reply to  @ Joe52's post |  #344

Thank you, Joe.
The swamp at the Jerrabomberra "wetlands" is actually wet again, though you have to look hard to see the water. Nevertheless, bird life is returning, and here are a couple from today.

Red-browed finch (AKA red-browed firetail)

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Apr 13, 2014 01:51 as a reply to  @ callumbrae's post |  #345

And a front view of the same bird.

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