Tawny Frogmouth first

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oconnore51's picture
Tawny Frogmouth first

I know that this is not a great photo, but it was the first time of seeing this bird for me.  It was on a walk with a bird club at the Warriewood Wetlands Sydney.

033 by Ann Connor, on Flick

Also not a great photo, but this Black Bittern was seen on the walk as well.

008 by Ann Connor, on Flickr

laza's picture

Great stuff Ann , what a rare treat finding one in daylight.

Im always scouring the trees during my hikes for these beauties

Dont take life too seriously, it never ends well


Two great finds ...  nice photos. Kudos for getting both in one day - I have never seen a black bittern (or any other type of bittern). 

brian63's picture

Well done Ann, not about photo quality, just being out & about and having the opportunity to see them can be enough.


oconnore51's picture

Thank you all, yes it was great to see these birds, although the Black Bittern was very difficult to see without good binoculars, very hidden in the reeds. I would have missed it on my own.  We also saw a brown Cuckoo Dove which was also a first for me!


HelloBirdy's picture

Great job getting the bittern!

Aiming for DSLR-quality shots with a bridge camera

sue818's picture

Great job Elizabeth. Warriewood Wetlands and the Illawarra side are wonderful for birding as you can see some unusual varieties like the Black Bittern. Look out for Bassian Thrush and the Noisy Pitta over on the Illawarra walk.


Reflex's picture

Great find particularly the Black Bittern. That is one bird I would love to photograph.

Samford Valley Qld.

oconnore51's picture

I will return Sue, it was a very hot day in the middle of the day so I think this is not the best time to find birds.  Except these two who remainded still for a long time.


alcatraz's picture

Well done Ann!

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