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Nov 19, 2022 16:53 |  #3841

This male Superb Fairy-wren was hopping around on the grass near the car park in the Lamington National Park. He was used to visitors but he just would not keep still and pose for me, he made me work quite hard to grab a few shots.:-)

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Nov 19, 2022 18:30 |  #3842

nardes wrote in post #19448189 (external link)
This male Superb Fairy-wren was hopping around on the grass near the car park in the Lamington National Park. He was used to visitors but he just would not keep still and pose for me, he made me work quite hard to grab a few shots.:-)

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Looks very nice Dennis.
You're not talking to him properly :-P
Might stay still then :-P



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Nov 19, 2022 23:11 |  #3843

avondale87 wrote in post #19448230 (external link)
Looks very nice Dennis.
You're not talking to him properly :-P
Might stay still then :-P

Hi Richard, I may have to visit you in Tassie for Wren Whisperer coaching lessons...;-)a:-)

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Nov 20, 2022 03:05 |  #3844

sogs wrote in post #19448163 (external link)
More great Superb Fairy Wren images!

Ray.Petri wrote in post #19448040 (external link)
Fantastic shots, Richard - How lucky you guys are to have such a colourful and large variety of birds down under.

thanks muchly Sogs and Ray
Yes Ray I agree we do have some colourful birds.
I'm thinking mainland Australia probably tops the list though

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A while later my wife had picked it up off the lawn after it had fallen from its branch.
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I got a ladder and put it back in its nest so its mother could come for it. Later the nest was empty and the baby nowhere to be seen. I hope it survived.

That's all interesting to hear and see Pipan
Well done on your rescue efforts and your photos. Very nice record of the events.
They certainly aren't the prettiest of baby birds but then few are.

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Hi Richard, I may have to visit you in Tassie for Wren Whisperer coaching lessons...;-)a:-)

Cheers

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:lol::lol::lol:
Dennis from what I've seen you seem to be mastering the wren captures, and very nice they are.

On a more serious side of that, I wonder if our Wrens are a bit more placid, laid back in Tasmania? Even out in the scrub they seem to be fairly quiet - as in that one I posted previously.
But it does help here at our place as they know my ways and my presence and it's seldom a bother for them.
It's often quite comical when I round a corner and come face to face with one and there's a brief staring at each other then movement from the wren. Males more so than females.



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Nov 20, 2022 03:50 |  #3845

avondale87 wrote in post #19448287 (external link)
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Dennis from what I've seen you seem to be mastering the wren captures, and very nice they are.

On a more serious side of that, I wonder if our Wrens are a bit more placid, laid back in Tasmania? Even out in the scrub they seem to be fairly quiet - as in that one I posted previously.
But it does help here at our place as they know my ways and my presence and it's seldom a bother for them.
It's often quite comical when I round a corner and come face to face with one and there's a brief staring at each other then movement from the wren. Males more so than females.

Sadly Richard, I have seen young children chasing the wild birds in the Lamington National Park, whilst parents gaze on thinking it harmless fun....so some of the wildlife can be quite wary of the unpredictable behaviour of humans.-?

Interestingly enough, some of the wildlife seem to be able to tell the difference between the little people that want to chase them and the slower moving adults who are just passing by.:-)

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Nov 20, 2022 03:50 |  #3846

more baby photos :lol:
This is what all the weekends efforts culminated in.

Little tacker finally showed itself whilst mum and dad flew in and out but I never saw any food.
However there was some behind the scene activities when they flew in from behind the scrub so probably missed it.

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Nov 20, 2022 03:58 |  #3847

avondale87 wrote in post #19448301 (external link)
more baby photos :lol:
This is what all the weekends efforts culminated in.

Little tacker finally showed itself whilst mum and dad flew in and out but I never saw any food.
However there was some behind the scene activities when they flew in from behind the scrub so probably missed it.
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mother Superb Fairy Wren
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Cute, with its little stumpy tail.:-)


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Nov 20, 2022 04:11 |  #3848

Pippan wrote in post #19448305 (external link)
Cute, with its little stumpy tail.:-)

yes that baby tail is quite something, especially when they cock it up vertically.
No doubt there will be more encounters. :-)
I am not sure if this is the only one in the family.



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Nov 20, 2022 04:21 |  #3849

these are currently frequenting our yard with at least 4 if not 6 flitting about.
They scare the daylights out of smaller birds but mean no harm, just like playing chasings from what I've observed.
Could be boy girl thing too? :lol:

Yellow Wattlebird Anthochaera paradoxa
The Yellow Wattlebird occurs only in Tasmania and is Australia’s largest honeyeater.
This one has been feeding on the magenta grevillea by the looks of its beak

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Nov 20, 2022 09:52 |  #3850

Red-tail Cockatoo from today- Redcliff NT

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Nov 20, 2022 10:29 |  #3851

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In the first photo his face looks like he's never going to eat again. Nice captures!

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Red-tail Cockatoo from today- Redcliff NT

Excellent flight shot!

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Nice image! He already has the little wattles!


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Nov 20, 2022 10:45 |  #3852

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Red-tail Cockatoo from today- Redcliff NT
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Great capture. I like this image because of it shows the red tail, and it probably isn't easy to get such an image.




  
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Nov 20, 2022 11:07 |  #3853

clipper_from_oz wrote in post #19448393 (external link)
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You caught that one nicely, Clipper - well done!


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Nov 20, 2022 12:40 |  #3854

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That's all interesting to hear and see Pipan
Well done on your rescue efforts and your photos. Very nice record of the events.
They certainly aren't the prettiest of baby birds but then few are.

:lol::lol::lol:

thanks Richard, not the prettiest but cute in their own way. I’m sure their mothers love them! :-D


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Nov 20, 2022 12:44 |  #3855

Ray.Petri wrote in post #19448041 (external link)
Nice series, Pippan - and an interesting narrative.

thanks Ray, and all right outside my front door!


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