We were walking towards the bridge to Balyang when we heard the cockies. “There, in that tree.”
They were fairly low down, feeding on these thingmabobs and making a huge mess. I could smell Eucalyptus. I love spring. You often get sulphur crested cockatoos and corellas in these area. If you walk carefully, you can get some good photos.
Glenn doesn’t know how to walk carefully.
We went to our usual spot, the tree with multiple hollows in it. Glenn was photographing cute lorikeets when I pointed. “Look!”
He was using the telephoto lens at the time and, being a non birder, had no respect for the birds personal boundaries. I had to tell him to stand back a bit further – it’s breeding season and we should respect the birds hollow.
I don’t know if it was an overreaction. The birds here tend to be fairly friendly. Glenn just… tries to get too close and oftenmisses the shot.
Fortunately this time he got some good ones.
Combine it with a mild wind, and you get some unique shots.
Glenn worked really hard to get these eurasion coots looking in the same direction.
He also got this great one of this duck in flight. He told he that me followed my advice and watched the same bird for a period of time. He had a hunch that it would fly off. It really paid off for him – this photo is fantastic.
It was a good day. A lot of birding action. I didn’t get to look for the birds that weren’t so obvious. I’m planning to do a bit more exploring now that the weather has changed. Explore places slowly and see what animals I can find.