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#21 mmackwan

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:11 AM

graynomad they normally breed between oct-feb so this year around that time just keep an eye out and you might locate the nest around where you see them. its awesome to just watch them feed the young and even better to photograph.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:26 AM

These 2 photos of Black Swan (Cygnus atratus) were taken at Franklin, Tasmania in October 2008 with a Panasonic Lumix FZ18

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Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibichen) photographed at the Hobart Domain.

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Pied Oystercatchers (Haematopus longirostris) at Adventure Bay, Bruny Island, February 2009.

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Australian Pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus) photographed at Northeast River, Flinders Island, November 2009.

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Cape Barren Geese, (Cereopsis novaehollandiae) Flinders Island, November 2009.

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The following were taken with a Panasonic FZ150. A young Grey Butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) at the Hobart Domain, April 2012.

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Noisy Miner (Manorina melanocephala), Hobart Domain, April 2012

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New Holland Honeyeater (Philidonyris novaehollandiae) photographed at Strahan, in April 2012

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:43 PM

Very nice Treepol. I hope the fire aren't too close, terrible situation in Tassie.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:49 AM

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:28 AM

Twaffle,

there were 40 fires burning across the state this morning and 152 homes lost to date according to the News tonight. The good news is that there has been no loss of life so far and we hope this continues. Hobart is a long way from the current fire fronts, although the city has been very smoky for 2 days and the mountain and eastern shore invisible due to smoke.

A cooler day today has allowed firefighters to gain some ground, although the major fires are not contained. Sadly, the temperatures will begin to rise again tomorrow and Friday.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:17 AM

Yikes, I never really think of Tassie as being that bushfire prone.

mmackwan, do you have you're own private raptor park?
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:21 AM

Graynomad i wish it was true may be if i win a lotto.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:40 AM

Nice shots everyone. A few more from my collection. Some of my favourite species from my patch...

Blue-winged parrot, Sacred Kingfisher, Shining Bronze-cuckoo, Southern emu-wren (male) , Superb Fairy-wren, Spotted Pardalote (male)

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:11 AM

I love the little birds. They are much harder to photograph I think, due to the fact that it's difficult to fill the frame with them.

Nice work.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:04 AM

Geoff, never realised that you had such a compendium of beautiful bird photographs, lovely.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:14 AM

few more
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New Holland Honeyeater
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this one without the TC
Powerful Owl (Biggest Owl in Australia)
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:52 AM

Details of what species?

Please do include names and latin if known. Thanks. Matt

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:54 AM

Really nice photos, that last one looks like me when I get up in the morning.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:15 AM

@GW just edited the post, Thanks graynomad they are beautiful birds to see it in wild they my favourite species of Owl family.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:25 PM

Really enjoying this thread :)
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:24 AM

Southern Boobook 

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:13 AM

Nice daylight sighting of this species. Looks a bit grumpy. Did you get any with the eyes open wider?


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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:39 AM

There you go Geoff it was very overcast and started raining while i was photographing the Boobook it was released from care.

 

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 03:11 PM

Great-looking bird, I gotta get out more.


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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:30 PM

Yeah, that's more like it. Fantastic little owl. Love the goggle face mask.  Tell me more ~ What had happened that it needed care?

 

A few more of mine.... Grey-tailed Tattler, Broad-billed Sandpiper, Brolgas, White-faced Heron, White-necked Heron, Black Swan     

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