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Nov 28, 2013 01:17 as a reply to  @ post 16475900 |  #271

Been poking around a couple of places beside the Murrumbidgee River in the past few days. Plenty of birds there, but the clumps of bushes are dense and the wombat burrows enormous, often concealed by long grass. Makes photographing the many tiny birds difficult. But a few are in good supply and cooperated.

Juvenile Australian reed warbler

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Rufous whistler

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Brown thornbill

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Nov 28, 2013 03:32 |  #272

Great shots, Margaret. Been having problems with internet (still have) but topped up my wireless while I wait for it to be sorted.
White-faced Heron that I think did not see the Teal.
Jerra wetlands.

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Nov 28, 2013 03:39 as a reply to  @ rawshorty's post |  #273

Great action shots Shorty. Sorry about your internet connection. Mine has been interrupted too.


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Nov 28, 2013 03:49 |  #274

Thanks, Margaret. It's not so much an internet problem, more a phone line problem........long story.
have a techy coming tomorrow and he will be told in no uncertain terms if it is not fixed I will release the ombudsman:)


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Nov 28, 2013 04:08 as a reply to  @ rawshorty's post |  #275

Good luck :(


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Nov 29, 2013 01:52 |  #276

One of two Yellow-billed Spoonbills at Jerra Wetlands today. (harsh afternoon sun).
From what I have read they are not common there?

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Nov 30, 2013 15:42 as a reply to  @ rawshorty's post |  #277

Cheating again! Slipped over the border into Williamsdale, New South Wales yesterday, and got this Willie Wagtail. Quite common, but I find them hard to photograph because the extreme contrast of black and white makes exposure difficult.

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On the way home I was lucky to get a shot of this little echidna as it crossed the road. They are not even remotely related to hedgehogs, in spite of their spiny coat. Note how the claws on the back feet face backwards. Perhaps this makes it easier for them to dig out ants' nests.

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Dec 01, 2013 14:23 |  #278

callumbrae wrote in post #16490933 (external link)
Cheating again! Slipped over the border into Williamsdale, New South Wales yesterday, and got this Willie Wagtail. Quite common, but I find them hard to photograph because the extreme contrast of black and white makes exposure difficult.

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On the way home I was lucky to get a shot of this little echidna as it crossed the road. They are not even remotely related to hedgehogs, in spite of their spiny coat. Note how the claws on the back feet face backwards. Perhaps this makes it easier for them to dig out ants' nests.

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Dec 02, 2013 14:14 as a reply to  @ TedEllis's post |  #279

Thank you, Ted. I enjoy sharing our wonderful bush city with you all.


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Dec 08, 2013 22:47 |  #280

Not the best pics but I was glad to get them while there in Canberra.
Jarramlee Ponds, West Macgregor.

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Dec 10, 2013 04:17 |  #281

Beautiful photos on this thread, amazing. There must be a lot of birds around your city.




  
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Dec 11, 2013 23:34 as a reply to  @ Lyn2011's post |  #282

Thank you Lyn.
Yesterday morning I was out at the Jerrabomberra wetlands, and there was a real fruit salad of bird varieties there. Never seen so many different species together at the same time. But was I good enough to get shots of them all? No way! Here's a couple.

Cattle egret

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Shining Bronze-cuckoo. This is a first timer for me.

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Dec 13, 2013 02:31 |  #283

Great shots, Margaret. Well done on the SBC, it feels good to get a new one :)
I'm sure you got more than two good shots ;)


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Dec 13, 2013 02:35 |  #284

This year I thought I would make an E-card to send to everyone for Xmas (feeling green :) )
A little early but I would like to wish you and everyone on potn a happy and safe Xmas and New Year.

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Dec 13, 2013 15:58 as a reply to  @ rawshorty's post |  #285

What a great start to the season, Shorty. I'll let you in on a secret, but don't tell anyone else, Christmas day is the best day of all at the JWNR because you have the place to yourself.:-P


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