The light was just right to emphasise the beaks of these wonderful birds.
Maybe, not so shy.
Not shy at all!
This little visitor stayed around for a few day. He was by the roadside at a water inlet. It was exciting to see him each time I drove past. He did keep his distance, making it difficult to take photos. He stayed on ‘the other side’ of a little pool so I couldn’t sneak up on him. Then, he disappeared.
I went out in search of a reported swan with her babies, on a cold and miserable afternoon. I couldn’t find the swan but there were plenty of ibis. I’m not pleased with my hurried snaps, so I’ll go again. They were beautiful.
Little birds are so good at hiding, so difficult to photograph. I knew they were in there but they weren’t going to pose for a photo.
That was a long time ago. As I was processing this photo I had sudden vivid memories of the swap cards we used to collect. I had very few and each one was precious. Others I knew had hundreds. They were just cards with random photos. I loved them. I remember some were in ‘pairs’ and when these two photos appeared side by side on my screen, I was reminded of ‘pairs’. I think I even had some bird cards.
I’m camping and have very minimal internet. At least I have a chance to look at some photos I took before we set off. I rather like this drab colored bird, so here it is.
Thank you to Charlotte for identifying it as a Grey Shrike Thrush.
I took the opportunity for a few days away in a caravan, after the last lockdown and perhaps before the next. (although I’m hoping there won’t be a ‘next’). Before I left I was very excited to see, not one, but two nests on the lagoon, about a tree away from where they were last year. Last year I followed some darter babies as they grew up. (Search for darter on this blog)
I have so many questions. Is it the same bird? Will she lay eggs again? Has she already? I didn’t want to spend too much time taking photos because I didn’t want to scare her away.
Stay tuned…. we’ll see what happens when I get back.
I was very excited when I found these two Spoonbills chilling out in a place nearby where I could spy on them. I wish I could talk bird. I watched these two for ages (expect a lot of pictures!). They were probably discussing the fishing. I thought they were going to both dive in the water. I had my fonger on ready to snap the moment. It was ready set … BUt then one seemed to think better of the idea and they relaxed again.