Australasian Darters Part 4

These latest photos are from about a week ago. The babies are all swimming now and developing their flight feathers. They are pretty independent and are getting trickier to find as they are no longer in the nest a lot of the time.   This is the most mature "Barry",…

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.…