Alberts Lyrebird

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leemr
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Alberts Lyrebird

SPENT a few hours in Lamington National Park this week and was lucky enough to capture this Alberts Lyrebird, a first for me. He was shy but became distracted while having an early morning preen and did not notice me. This was shot hand-held at 1/30 second using my 150 - 500 mm birding lens. Another first for low shutter speeds. This lyrebird species is only found in pockets of elevated rainforest in the Gold Coast/Tweed hinterland.

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Lightuningbird
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I cannot see the photos, but yes they are a endangered species and only live is isolated patches of forrest, they are also very shy.

iv been lucky enough to see a swift parrot, but I couldn’t get a photo.

Wimmera mally region, Vic.

Woko
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Can you try reloading your photo? It would be a pity to miss out on seeing such an endangered species which is likely to become more so given the rate at which humans are destroying their habitat.

timmo
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Nice shots! 

The photos are visible by clicking on the links.

Cheers
Tim
Brisbane

dwatsonbb
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Thanks Tim. I couldn’t see them on the iPad, just empty boxes, but clicking on them (boxes) revealed how wonderful the shots are! 

Nice job leemr and thanks for sharing.

Dale Huonville, Tasmania

Woko
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My, my! Super shots, those.

Lightuningbird
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Can see them now...what a wonderful bird.

Wimmera mally region, Vic.

sue818
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Well done seeing one and excellent capturing such beautiful shots in such conditions

sue

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