Brown Thornbills

While out walking at my usual very slow pace with my camera I try to slow down and notice all the little things that are happening around me. I take delight in finding the normally unseen things, often preferring them to the grand vistas and dramatic sunsets - they are…

Wyaralong Wildlife

Some photos from an early morning paddle on Wyaralong Dam this morning. A kayak makes a great platform for watching water birds and allows you to get much closer than you would be able to on land. [caption id="attachment_2516" align="aligncenter" width="640"] A Whistling Kite watches me intently[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2515" align="aligncenter"…

The photos you cant see

I took a walk this morning, on a grey and showery morning, off to a nearby creek. For a couple of hours I wandered along its bank, watching and listening to the life all around me. Occasionally I took a photo but you can't capture the whole scene around you.…

Australasian Darters part 3

These 4 shots were taken about 3 days after the last update so not much has changed, you'll see the flight feathers are more developed and they are growing quickly. These were taken in the late afternoon and the birds were less active than they usually are in the mornings.…

Australasian Darters part 2

The baby darters are growing up quickly. They are fully covered with their downy feathers and have just the start of their flight feathers. The three of them pretty much fill the nest now with not much room for Mum or Dad. 3 pictures in this update - click below¬†to…

Baby Darter

I recently came across a nest of young Australasian Darters (also known as Snake Necked Darters) and I plan to try to document their development over the coming weeks. The nest is in a tree on Wyaralong Dam and the mother is wary but increasingly tolerant of me getting close.…

Wyaralong Dam

It has been a while since my last update but I'm hoping to spend more time with my camera after a busy period doing home renovations. Spent this morning on Teviot Brook at the western end of Wyaralong Dam. All these pictures taken on the water from a kayak. Only…