Tuesday, November 30, 2010


We have a couple of bird baths out back which the honeyeaters really enjoy.

Lewins Honeyeater

We sometimes get up to six of these ones splashing about.

Brown Honeyeaters

Shaking off the excess.

The three photos below were taken last earlier this year with my old 3x Panasonic, so not the best quality. The bird below is a Dusky Honeyeater.

This White-cheeked Honeyeater was a rare visitor up here on the range.

White-cheeked Honeyeater

We also have a small feeder which I fill with seed. This visitor, after having a bit of a nibble, decided to hang in this position for about 10 minutes, hardly moving at all.

Scaly-breasted Lorikeet

Monday, November 29, 2010


We have a couple of Emerald Doves that come out into the shade of the camphor laurel for a feed occasionally.
We have yet to see them together.These pics were taken on separate days.

This is a male with the small white shoulder patch.

I think this one is a female.

Bar-shouldered Doves are common,but still a lovely bird with their striking patterns and pastel colouring. 

Bar-shouldered Dove

The same bird catching some rays.

I've quite often observed various species of pigeons raise a wing to the sun or to the rain during a storm.Just one of the ways they maintain there plumage I suppose.

The winged creature below was trying to drill a hole through my shorts while I was sitting on the back verandah. My borrowed camera takes reasonable close ups too!

 Common Marchfly