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Aug 28, 2021 04:46 |  #1726

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Red-backed Fairy Wren taken at the local University. They are starting to show back up again in Darwin and are a welcome sight.

Awesome little wren
They are very different to our locals
Beautiful photo.
Nice to know they're appearing again.



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Aug 28, 2021 15:45 |  #1727

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Aug 29, 2021 02:42 |  #1728

Not the greatest shots, but anyone who has been near these birds when they're nesting knows why :lol:
A female Masked Lapwing sitting on her eggs, and the ever present, watchful male, showing why they are also known as Spurwinged plovers.


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Aug 29, 2021 05:02 |  #1729

jholeana wrote in post #19277333 (external link)
Not the greatest shots, but anyone who has been near these birds when they're nesting knows why :lol:
A female Masked Lapwing sitting on her eggs, and the ever present, watchful male, showing why they are also known as Spurwinged plovers.

Lovely couple. That lower one really is so typical.
What amazes me is the places they build nests.
On lawns in full view of all and sundry, but I'm always boggled how the cows respect the nests and don't trample them.
Nature in the animal kingdom can be kind at times.



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Aug 29, 2021 05:22 |  #1730

jholeana wrote in post #19277333 (external link)
Not the greatest shots, but anyone who has been near these birds when they're nesting knows why :lol:
A female Masked Lapwing sitting on her eggs, and the ever present, watchful male, showing why they are also known as Spurwinged plovers.

Nice shots Jo!

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Lovely couple. That lower one really is so typical.
What amazes me is the places they build nests.
On lawns in full view of all and sundry, but I'm always boggled how the cows respect the nests and don't trample them.
Nature in the animal kingdom can be kind at times.

That's very true, Richard! On the Masked Lapwing theme, here are a couple of 2- or 3-day old chicks at work last week :)

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Aug 29, 2021 05:53 |  #1731

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That's very true, Richard! On the Masked Lapwing theme, here are a couple of 2- or 3-day old chicks at work last week :)

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That's a beautiful photo with the three (or is it four) little ones snuggling into their parent

We've a pair nesting in a paddock beside our drive. But they're a bit far off. Will see what transpires.
The magpie's drove them out a few years ago and they've (Plovers) just ventured back



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Sep 06, 2021 01:42 |  #1732

Great Egret, not much food for him at this place


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Sep 11, 2021 04:01 |  #1733

Back garden bath time for these crazy, wild, colourful Rainbow Lorikeets.:-)

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Sep 14, 2021 17:31 |  #1734

Masked Lapwing (Spur-winged Plover) and Royal Spoonbill at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens in Brisbane.

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Sep 16, 2021 18:22 |  #1735

Olive Backed Oriole and Red-Browed Finch taken in our local Toohey Forest.

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Sep 17, 2021 21:07 |  #1736

We were lucky this morning while walking we saw the Eastern Rosella


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Sep 18, 2021 03:07 |  #1737

This nesting Australasian Grebe was some 23-25 yards (20-22 metres) away from the side of the lake at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardesn in Brisbane. I fitted the RF x2.0 Extender to give me 1,000mm.

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Sep 19, 2021 03:57 |  #1738

Rainbow Lorikeet taking off with a screech.:-)

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Sep 22, 2021 00:55 |  #1739

Another lucky encounter, the Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo. This one kept an eye on the surroundings, while two others were eating.


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Sep 24, 2021 06:25 |  #1740

somewhere there was a discussion of the destructive nature of our Sulphur Crested Cockatoos
This was from last year when one day there was the usual commotion associated with such visitors and they decided to sample the daffodils along the drive
They were a bit far away but it shows their antics


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