Seth, mum and I went down to Balyang to look for bugs. As soon as we got there we heard this unusual call. I can’t describe it but I hadn’t heard anything like it before. It was high up in the tree and the light was fading. Oh no! I recorded the calls just in case I needed them for later.… Read the rest
I first spotted the nest in September and was hoping it was still intact. The wild weather has been destroying a number of nests in the region.
I was so happy to see them in the nest and it turned out I wasn’t the only one. There were two other people there, including a lady with a telephoto lens.… Read the rest
The spoonbills have returned to Balyang! There have been a lot of ibis lately after the floods have filled the ponds. I hadn’t seen spoonbills in a while.
On this day, there was three. This yellow-billed spoonbill, a species I rarely see there, landed on the mating tree. I knew that the photographs would be mediocre from my position, especially as I stuck to creative auto.… Read the rest
There are a bucketload of currawongs along the Barwon River at the moment. I see at least 4 or 5 whenever I walk a short distance. Normally, I don’t even try to photograph them because of the amount of foliage in the way.
On this day, I was at Balyang. This little guy was hanging around and wasn’t moving too far away.… Read the rest
Last week I was at Balyang when I noticed this long billed corella sitting on the ground. The behaviour is quite unusual, they are usually pretty flighty at Balyang. I snuck up a bit closer to get some photos for the bird ID website and was surprised at how close it let me get to it.… Read the rest