A Hungarian from North Narrabeen

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Alexandra
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A Hungarian from North Narrabeen

Hi everybody,
I am very glad to find this web site as it helps me to identify birds and I can be in touch with people with the same interest.
I became interested in birds when I arrived to Australia just this February. I love the flora & fauna of this country!
Unfortunately, I do not know yet very well how to upload pics - it seems to be a bit complicated for me.
However, I have a blog too where I upload them http://alexandrabig.spaces.live.com/

All the best,
Alexandra

bushanwater
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G'day Alexander and welcome to australia. good to hear you love our birds, please enjoy them and this forum. Looking forward to seeing your pics.

See Yez
Trev

Gelmir
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Hi Alexandra

You might find this tutorial on how to use the free online photo storage site Photobucket helpful.
It's a great place to store photo's and share them with friends and family.

Being at Narrabeen you're surrounded by a number of great bird watching spots.
Top of the list is the Warriewood/Irrawong Reserve Wetlands. It's located just behind Warriewood shopping center. It's an easy stroll across the boardwalk, you'll see all types of waterbirds, as well as kingfishers in summer, and all many of birds in amongst the trees. There's another section across the road that'll take you to a waterfall, it's also great for seeing birdlife, and it's a great place to practice your photography skills cause you can get up close to a lot of the birds.

As well as that, there is the walking track from Jamieson Reserve at the end of Jamieson Street that runs around the back of the Lagoon. You'll see lots of different birds like robins, Red-browed finchs, kingfishers, wrens, shags, etc etc.

There's also Long Reef Headland. A good place to see some sea birds as well as Nankeen Kestrels. Watchout for Richards Pipit's hiding in the grass on the golf course as you walk down the east side of the track.

Dee Why Lagoon is a personal favourite. Not many people go there, but it's an absolute gold mine for spotting birds! There are so many different types of birds there you'll never get bored. (About 3 weeks ago I took photo's of Rainbow Lorikeets, Musk Lorikeets and Scaley breasted Lorikeets all in the same group of trees!!)And if you look carefully you'll spot where the Black Swans are nesting. :)

And if you want to take a walk on the other side of Narrbeen Lagoon, you'll find a great forested spot that's perfect for spotting all sorts of birds.

Hope this helps.

Alexandra
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Thank you, Gelmir, for your really interesting recommendation. :)
I am really looking forward to looking around at all those places. I think, the waterfall will be the first destination :)

Have you ever seen an Eastern Whipbird? I can hear them every day where I live but I haven't been lucky yet to see any of them. I wonder what the secret is to observe them.

Many thanks,
Alexandra

bushanwater
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The best way I have found is to walk into the bush untill you are close but can't quite see them. Then stay relatively still and imitate their call. They get curious or teritorial and come closer. Depending on the individual bird or even what mood it is in on the day you can be very lucky sometimes and they will come very close. Very nice bird to watch although I suppose they all are.

See Yez
Trev

Gelmir
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I've seen plenty of fleeting shots of them as they hurry past. The only place where I managed to photograph one was on the boardwalk at Irrawong Reserve in Warriewood.

Alexandra
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Thank both of you for the advice. I hope that I will be able to see one soon.

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