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May 25, 2015 02:36 as a reply to  @ post 17570033 |  #391

That would be a very nice shot of a White-faced Heron, Henk.


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May 25, 2015 03:41 |  #392

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That would be a very nice shot of a White-faced Heron, Henk.

Thanks Shorty. It is a pretty tight crop with my new 150-600mm Sigma.


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May 25, 2015 06:51 |  #393

Shorty, those swift parrots are getting around:
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A flock of one of the most endangered parrots in Australia, the Swift Parrot, has been spotted feeding in Royal National Park with experts saying it is the largest number ever recorded together in the park.


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May 25, 2015 13:34 |  #394

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Shorty, those swift parrots are getting around:
https://www.facebook.c​om …367068&id=17234​8962805274 (external link)

A flock of one of the most endangered parrots in Australia, the Swift Parrot, has been spotted feeding in Royal National Park with experts saying it is the largest number ever recorded together in the park.


There has been a few sightings in N.S.W. and Victoria on E-Bird. A flock of 30 were seen in Vic.


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May 25, 2015 13:40 |  #395

Some Grebe Shots from Saturday after work.

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May 29, 2015 21:34 as a reply to  @ rawshorty's post |  #396

Particularly like the first and last of that grebe set shorty.


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May 29, 2015 21:39 |  #397

A few recent finds:

Silvereyes

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May 31, 2015 07:10 |  #398

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Jun 03, 2015 08:42 |  #399

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Jun 04, 2015 06:40 |  #400

Powerful owls

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Jun 04, 2015 06:54 |  #401

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Jun 04, 2015 08:51 |  #402

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Very nice mate, but how do you locate them at night, do you just shine a torch in to the dark and look for the eyes reflecting back at you?

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Jun 04, 2015 17:01 as a reply to  @ ancientone80's post |  #403

Are you ready? ( Most of this already written for an email)

A lot of walking in the day. I found a Powerful owl pair last night. 2 weeks of looking.
General area known to have them. I found 2 places on a bush track with clumps of white fur and was sure they were ring tail possum fur (from underside). POwls typically consume a Possum a day. This time of year look for likely hollows they could be nesting in.
Monday night at dusk I heard 6 faint POwl calls. Tuesday night went to area I estimated calls came from, heard nothing.
Wednesday night same place, heard calling and thought I was close, walking the track I realised they were getting faint, I had passed them!
Back tracked, took a different track and heard some leaves rustling. Shone my bloody big torch (and I mean bloody big!) and thought I spotted a POWL.
Hard to tell if owl or just the shape of the branch, then after 30 seconds it moved! It then flew a short distance to a nearby branch and I noticed something draped over a branch. It collected a small round shape, grey and white fur. It then flew to another nearby tree.
I'm a POwl newbie but knew this was significant, almost certainly the nesting hollow was in this vicinity.
Returned home and emailed the POwl group list.
On Thursday night returned to the area. Rena, a wild life carer from Vic, who I met on a dark track in the bush on Wednesday night, turned up and so did Chris, the POwl expert. Rena and Chris split up to have better chance of triangulating / seeing where the nest was. At about 5:15pm calling started and I noticed a POwl about 15 - 20 metres from me in a tree. A few minutes later another POwl flew right past the first and they met in a tree about 30 metres away. I called Rena at this point and she returned in time to see the female (identified soon after by Chris) very close by. Male was in another tree close by terrorising a Brush-tailed possum. Rena went off and found Chris who returned and reported he found the remains of a ring tail possum nearby and that confirmed my sighting the previous night. While we were talking, me describing everything I saw and heard and Chris explaining the events, I noticed a nearby shape and shone my small headlamp to see the female about 8 metres from us. It seemed like curiosity to me but Chris said more likely it was checking out his Fox Terrier :) We now know that the Angophora tree I saw the first Owl is the nesting site. Should be able to get photos of the chicks when they arrive, Chris says there would be eggs in the hollow now.

See, quite simple!

Sometimes you get lucky when investigating what a bunch of noisy miners are going off at, found a Pacific Baza, Square Tailed Kite, Brown Goshawk, Black bellied snake and two POwls that way. I always investigate noisy miners, the more miners and louder the racket, the longer I stay searching for their concern.


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Jun 04, 2015 17:18 |  #404

Shots of the female found last night. Colour not so great, no flash used, only torch.

First shot uncropped with 100-400 at 400mm.

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Jun 05, 2015 03:21 as a reply to  @ Choderboy's post |  #405

Oh! I wish I had known it was as easy as that! ;-)a That sounds like a lot of work, but the results are astounding! Thanks for sharing the shots & the method.


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