Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Whistling kite

The Whistling kite's that are in my area can be seen on a daily basis drifting up and down the local water ways in search of an easy meal. Whistling kites can be seen as a single bird or in groups and often in the company of the Brahminy kite or near the White-breasted sea eagle, which it torments as often as it sees fit.

Whistling kite's are a larger raptor 550mm in comparison to the Brahminy kite who is around 450mm. However, Whistling kite's are not considered to be colourful individuals and some consider them to be quite drab, but this is not quite the case, although they do not have a set of striking colours there are many differing shades of brown within their plumage.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Rainbow lorikeet

Life is a very social event to a flock of Rainbow lorikeets. These flocks can number in there thousands and the noise is something that would qualify as noise pollution. Rainbows lorikeets start their morning before the crack of dawn and are still telling each other fabulous stories well after dark, long after other species have tucked themselves under a wing and called it a day.

A rainbow lorikeet can eat a wide variety of different foods including Pollen, nectar, blossoms, fruit, berries, seeds, some insects and their larvae. When eating pollens and nectar the Rainbow lorikeets utilises its tongue which is quite like a brush and it quickly sweeps up the pollen and devours it.

Friday, 13 April 2012

Eastern yellow robin

The Eastern Yellow robin is quite a curious bird and can be prone to come up and take a look. Taking the Eastern Yellow robin's photograph has on occasions been problematic though. It seams that raising your hands with camera in toe towards your eyes does seam to spook them and they seam to then want to be somewhere else.

The Eastern Yellow robin can often be seen hoping around in the undergrowth flying up onto a tree in the sideways position. As per one of the photos that are on my website, and then dart off to snatch another insect from off the ground. The Eastern Yellow robin is the robin that I see the most of all, in this species of bird.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Noisy miner

Noisy miner's are one of our most notable and sociable species of honeyeater's these birds are also known as a Soldier bird and are one of our most prolific birds within its range. If you were to here a disturbance within the natural world around you rest assured the Noisy miner will be at the center of it all, calling to all of his kin and yes they will all arrive. It is not an uncommon site to see a Noisy miner create a panic over the discovery of a bird of prey, a Goanna or even a Tawny frogmouth and the ensuing commotion will result in three or four dozen birds turning up to this one request for back up.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Wompoo pigeon

Wompoo pigeons are one of the most delightful sights in the natural world. Just take a look at our photo's here and tell me you are not impressed by the colours that are on display. The Wompoo pigeon has several distinct shades of green an awe inspiring purple throat and neck with a golden underbelly that is replicated on parts of its wings.

Monday, 2 April 2012

Eastern whipbird

The Eastern whipbird is a very secretive and reclusive individual. These birds if left undisturbed will be happy to hop upon the ground turning over the leaf litter in the wet scrub and rainforest. It is not until your presence has been brought to the Eastern whipbird's attention that it will very promptly and discreetly fly and hop away. To approach the Eastern whipbird requires a great deal of patience, thought, and a fair amount of luck.

Sunday, 1 April 2012


The Kookaburra is an icon of the Australian bush and indeed is King and Queen of the kingfisher family, being the largest of the species. A great deal of affection is displayed by Australians to the Kookaburra and everyone would dearly love to have one in their back yard.