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May 16, 2013 19:26 |  #1

"Peek-a-boo"! Pelican stretching his wings.

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May 16, 2013 20:35 |  #2

Great shot, made me smile.


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May 16, 2013 20:43 |  #3

Wow what fantastic timing to get such a shot. Well done and congrats. Definitely bw!


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May 16, 2013 21:15 |  #4

Thanks, Dan and 2n10.
Might post a few from the bush capital. This is a rufous whistler shot beside the Murrumbidgee River in 2009.
Hope a few more people with shots from this location get into the act..

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May 17, 2013 02:22 |  #5

Beautiful results in both images!




  
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May 17, 2013 06:13 |  #6

Love the Pelican shot.
I can contribute since I live in the bush Capital :)

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May 17, 2013 15:24 |  #7

Thanks manitobaman, and thanks Shorty for the great weebill shot. They don't stay still for an instant, do they? I can see he is sitting in an exotic tree too.


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May 17, 2013 22:18 |  #8

It doesn't get much better than this. Clear frosty morning down by the Murrumbidgee, hiding amongst the shrubs and this little brown thornbill coming within 5 metres and letting me get a shot. Been smiling for the rest of the day.

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May 18, 2013 23:03 |  #9

Another unbelievably good morning, this time in Symonston. I've been trying to get a keeper of the male golden whistler for years, and at last found one not only cooperative, but he sang for me as well. :grin:

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May 19, 2013 01:09 |  #10

Nice shots, where in Symonston did you get the Whistler?

Varied Sittella at Mulligans Flat, Forde. Not a great shot, but my first one.

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May 19, 2013 03:55 |  #11

Thanks, Shorty. Your varied sitella is better than any I have. I wonder how many species we can get on this thread and give a plug for our wonderful city at the same time? The Yellow-rumped thornbill is very common in the ACT and small flocks are often seen feeding on the ground. Location, Namadgi Visitors Centre.

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May 19, 2013 07:21 |  #12

Nice one.
Superb Fairy Wren at my place, Symonston.

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May 19, 2013 17:17 |  #13

Nice one, Shorty. I've tried to encourage these little fellows, but limited space and bird-unfriendly gardens over the fence have blessed me with sparrows and mynas instead. Good job we have so many tracts of bushland running through the capital.


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May 19, 2013 17:31 |  #14

Great title for your pelican image. Wow beautiful shots of beautiful birds .


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May 19, 2013 17:33 |  #15

Beautiful captures here, callumbrae and rawshorty!
One more reason to want to visit your beautiful country! Your native birds display some awesome coloration.
The sitella certainly resembles our nuthatches with his head down “Australian rappel” position. Keep ‘em coming!


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