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Oct 30, 2022 18:28 |  #3676

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Oct 30, 2022 18:57 |  #3677

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Nov 01, 2022 21:14 |  #3678

Any idea what would build a nest like these.
The biggest one appeared a few weeks ago.
Couple days ago there's now 4.
There's ducks, native hens, coots, and a pair of herons about but I've never seen any interest in these.
Native hens are very secretive and the coots historically build in the canopy of willows

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Nov 02, 2022 04:53 |  #3679

last weekend was crazy with birds.
In one day I counted 20 different birds around the house and adjacent paddocks.
Superb Fairy Wren, Striated Pardalote, Forest Raven, Little wattlebird, Yellow Wattlebird, Grey Butcherbird, Grey Shrike-thrush, Masked Lapwing & junior, Tasmanian Native Hen & junior, Laughing Kookaburra, Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, Wood duck (Australian), Pacific Black Duck, Australasian Shoveler, Australian coot, Brown Thornbill, and non native ring-ins Sparrow, Blackbird, Starling and European Goldfinch
Today I was greeted to a cacophonous bunch of Little Corellas.
They flew in a circular path above me for ages and really upset the resident plovers
Not sure I've seen them before but the Long-billed Corellas mix with the Sulphur Crested Cockatoos here so suspect these could too.
(Edit.That second one got a rather blue sky!:rolleyes:)

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Nov 02, 2022 07:10 |  #3680

avondale87 wrote in post #19442385 (external link)
last weekend was crazy with birds.
In one day I counted 20 different birds around the house and adjacent paddocks.
Superb Fairy Wren, Striated Pardalote, Forest Raven, Little wattlebird, Yellow Wattlebird, Grey Butcherbird, Grey Shrike-thrush, Masked Lapwing & junior, Tasmanian Native Hen & junior, Laughing Kookaburra, Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, Wood duck (Australian), Pacific Black Duck, Australasian Shoveler, Australian coot, Brown Thornbill, and non native ring-ins Sparrow, Blackbird, Starling and European Goldfinch
Today I was greeted to a cacophonous bunch of Little Corellas.
They flew in a circular path above me for ages and really upset the resident plovers
Not sure I've seen them before but the Long-billed Corellas mix with the Sulphur Crested Cockatoos here so suspect these could too.
(Edit.That second one got a rather blue sky!:rolleyes:)

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So many birds! It sounds wonderful, Richard. Do you live at or near a bird migration route maybe?


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Nov 02, 2022 14:51 |  #3681

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So many birds! It sounds wonderful, Richard. Do you live at or near a bird migration route maybe?

Those are local birds Levina but they don't stay here all year with some moving to higher ground at certain times of year.
I used to think we weren't subject to migration apart from our critically endangered Swift Parrot, but discovered that's not so

I don't know where the wattlebirds go when winter comes, and there's very little I could find on bird migration in Tasmania.

This was interesting in news the other day.
Bar-tailed godwit flies 13,500km from Alaska to Tasmania, breaking world record for non-stop bird flight
https://www.abc.net.au …-nonstop-flight/101583748 (external link)

We have Tasmanian Muttonbird – that breeds around Tasmania, feeds in the Antarctic, then migrates each year to the North Pacific before returning to Tasmania to breed again.

Re our Pardalote. Birdlife Australia says
the movements of the Striated Pardalote are complex. The best-known migratory population breeds in Tasmania and makes regular seasonal movements across Bass Strait, where they mix with various mainland-breeding populations.

All the water birds we have are here all year, and with protection from duck shooting on our farm are quite happy to hang about.

Oh, forgot our Welcome Swallow who are nesting right now

So can't give a very informative response. :-(



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Nov 02, 2022 15:15 |  #3682

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Those are local birds Levina but they don't stay here all year with some moving to higher ground at certain times of year.
I used to think we weren't subject to migration apart from our critically endangered Swift Parrot, but discovered that's not so

I don't know where the wattlebirds go when winter comes, and there's very little I could find on bird migration in Tasmania.

This was interesting in news the other day.
Bar-tailed godwit flies 13,500km from Alaska to Tasmania, breaking world record for non-stop bird flight
https://www.abc.net.au …-nonstop-flight/101583748 (external link)

We have Tasmanian Muttonbird – that breeds around Tasmania, feeds in the Antarctic, then migrates each year to the North Pacific before returning to Tasmania to breed again.

Re our Pardalote. Birdlife Australia says
the movements of the Striated Pardalote are complex. The best-known migratory population breeds in Tasmania and makes regular seasonal movements across Bass Strait, where they mix with various mainland-breeding populations.

All the water birds we have are here all year, and with protection from duck shooting on our farm are quite happy to hang about.

Oh, forgot our Welcome Swallow who are nesting right now

So can't give a very informative response. :-(

Oh, but it’s informative, Richard. For instance, I learned that your location is near perfect for bird photography! Then again, maybe all of Australia is as I see everyone posting a great variety of birds in this thread, which is one of the reasons I like visiting it.

And that Bar-tailed godwit? That’s some distance. Impressive is an understatement!


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Nov 02, 2022 18:42 |  #3683

avondale87 wrote in post #19442385 (external link)
last weekend was crazy with birds.
In one day I counted 20 different birds around the house and adjacent paddocks.
Superb Fairy Wren, Striated Pardalote, Forest Raven, Little wattlebird, Yellow Wattlebird, Grey Butcherbird, Grey Shrike-thrush, Masked Lapwing & junior, Tasmanian Native Hen & junior, Laughing Kookaburra, Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, Wood duck (Australian), Pacific Black Duck, Australasian Shoveler, Australian coot, Brown Thornbill, and non native ring-ins Sparrow, Blackbird, Starling and European Goldfinch
Today I was greeted to a cacophonous bunch of Little Corellas.
They flew in a circular path above me for ages and really upset the resident plovers
Not sure I've seen them before but the Long-billed Corellas mix with the Sulphur Crested Cockatoos here so suspect these could too.
(Edit.That second one got a rather blue sky!:rolleyes:)

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That's quite the list you were able to see nearby. Lucky you.


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Nov 03, 2022 00:51 |  #3684

avondale87 wrote in post #19442311 (external link)
Any idea what would build a nest like these.
The biggest one appeared a few weeks ago.
Couple days ago there's now 4.
There's ducks, native hens, coots, and a pair of herons about but I've never seen any interest in these.
Native hens are very secretive and the coots historically build in the canopy of willows

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Small crocodiles, maybe, Richard. :p
Tread carefully.:-P


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Nov 03, 2022 03:47 |  #3685

The Red-backed Fairy-wren is the smallest of Australia's fairy-wrens. Males are glossy black with a striking red patch on the back and rump.

I spotted this pair at the Oxley Creek Common this morning.

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Nov 03, 2022 04:21 |  #3686

This Grey Butcherbird and Laughing Kookaburra were taken at the Oxley Creek Common this morning. I had to dig them out of the foliage by scuttling around the base of the trees, to pick an angle that minimised the foliage and slanting light obscuring them too severely.:-)

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Nov 03, 2022 05:09 |  #3687

nardes wrote in post #19442686 (external link)
The Red-backed Fairy-wren is the smallest of Australia's fairy-wrens. Males are glossy black with a striking red patch on the back and rump.

I spotted this pair at the Oxley Creek Common this morning.

Cheers

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Dennis these are gorgeous birds and incredibly fine photos.
They would have to be the best I've seen of them.
You really captured the detail and the depth of colours and that lovely sheen the Fairy wrens can have.

Interesting the females head fluffed up like that is how I see some of our Superbs. Exactly same behavioural patterns.

What a privilege to see those.
Did you know of them or chance on them in your wanderings? Not that makes an iota of difference to the quality of your work



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Nov 03, 2022 05:45 |  #3688

feel somewhat nervous posting after those wrens above :-)

Still going through some of the Striated Pardalote images. Having never seen one so close I can't get over how beautiful they are.

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Nov 03, 2022 05:48 |  #3689

nardes wrote in post #19442686 (external link)
The Red-backed Fairy-wren is the smallest of Australia's fairy-wrens. Males are glossy black with a striking red patch on the back and rump.

I spotted this pair at the Oxley Creek Common this morning.

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Wow, Dennis, these are astonishingly detailed images. I've been chasing these little buggers around for a while now but have never got anywhere near that close to them.


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Nov 03, 2022 05:54 |  #3690

avondale87 wrote in post #19442711 (external link)
feel somewhat nervous posting after those wrens above :-)

Still going through some of the Striated Pardalote images. Having never seen one so close I can't get over how beautiful they are.

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Another astonishingly detailed image Richard and another bird I've chased around without getting anywhere near that close.


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