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Thank you for dropping by to check out my blog. You will see a lot of other Blogs about birds I follow down the left hand side. I strongly encourage you to check some of these out as well, they are entertaining and I love to see birds from all over the world, I hope you do too.

Monday, 9 April 2018

It has been a while, and this is partly why .... Astrophotography

Apologies to those who regularly followed and commented on this blog. It has been a while since I posted regularly.

Part of the reason has been an increased interest in a different type of photography - Astrophotography. I have delighted in capturing mainly the Southern Cross in a variety of locations around central Australia.

Below is a small sample of photos I have taken over the past 6 months or so.


Thursday, 25 January 2018

Black-shouldered Kites in the Mallee

The Black-shouldered Kites have had a good breeding season by the looks of the fully-fledged and independently hunting juveniles as well as the mature adults around Ouyen.
Further afield they continued to appear, and providing a few photo opportunities.

Black-shouldered Kites

Some "different" Major Mitchell or Pink Cockatoos

The Major Mitchell or Pink Cockatoos at Ouyen are slightly different to the ones I see around Alice Springs. The ones from further south have the yellow in their crest, whereas the majority of those I see in the Northern Territory don't.

It is pretty special to have these birds just across the road in Ouyen. I think I counted 10 of them at one point. It was good to hear their calls every morning and evening. So the photo opportunities are easier than they usually are in the NT.

Major Mitchell Cockatoos