The last couple of weeks

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Devster
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The last couple of weeks

Its been a little while since I have posted some pics so I thought I would put some up I took over the last couple of weekends. There is one new one with the Ground Cuckoo-Shrike. Sorry its so photo heavy, its been a while.

Grey-Tailed Tattler - Got my hopes up with this Tattler I took at Hervey Bay as I thought it was a Wandering Tattler which would have taken me to 300

This Glossy Ibis was just sitting at a little dam just off the road. Reflex reversed back (waking me up) so we could get some shots. It surprisingly allowed me to get fairly close.

Ground Cuckoo-shrike - A new one for me taken out Gatton way. There is a family of 4, 2 adults and 2 young ones that were hanging around this tree for a few days. Was a fair way off in private property and apparently the owner of the land was wondering why all these people with binoculars were looking into his paddock for the last few days. When told about the bird he was going to google it.

Brown Honeyeater - Normally don't go out of my way to photograph these guys any more as I have thousands of photos of them. This one landed right in front of me and posed so I couldn't help myself.

Azure Kingfisher - This little one was not bothered by us at all. He was more than happy for us to get a few photos in a number of different spots close by.

Spectacled Monarch - There is a spot about 10 mins down the road that is just alive with birds. This guys is a regular little visitor and just loves hanging out with his mate, the White-eared Monarch. Wherever one was, the other wasn't far behind.

HelloBirdy
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Great variety and photos!

Ryu
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Aiming for DSLR-quality shots with a bridge camera

brian63
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A wonderful set of photo's Devon, 4 of those would new to me. Azure Kingfisher is my nemesis bird currently, have seen then locally on a number of occasions but only have a couple of long distance grainy photo's. I do have a Wandering Tattler though that I could lend you to get to 300  :-)

Brian

Rick N
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You have been busy :-) Nice set of pics Devster.

oconnore51
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I love the little Kingfisher, lovely photos.

elizabeth

Devster
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Thanks Birdy, Brian, Rick and Elizabeth.

I know what you mean Brian. It took me ages before I got a half decent image of the Azure and then it was behind a lot of branches. I was not expecting to get this close at all!

I am now up to 302 Brian. I took some other photos of a wader roost in Hervey Bay and there were some Curlew Sandpipers and a Ruddy Turnstone amongst them. That with the Ground Cuckoo-Shrike takes me to 302.

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Devster wrote:

Thanks Birdy, Brian, Rick and Elizabeth.

I know what you mean Brian. It took me ages before I got a half decent image of the Azure and then it was behind a lot of branches. I was not expecting to get this close at all!

I am now up to 302 Brian. I took some other photos of a wader roost in Hervey Bay and there were some Curlew Sandpipers and a Ruddy Turnstone amongst them. That with the Ground Cuckoo-Shrike takes me to 302.

Well done Devon, congrats on the milestone. At last count I was at 116 but have only been at it since May 2016, would like to be at 150 by end of this year.

Brian

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Very nice shots Devster - congratulations on getting to 300+.  I really like your tattler photo with the low level perspective across the rocks and the surf in the background. The two monarchs are lovely shots too.

laza
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Great set as always Dev

Love to see a Azure Kingfisher in the flesh

Dont take life too seriously, it never ends well

sue818
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All wonderful shots and great set of birds. It seems to be harder to find new species as the numbers go up so well done.

Sue

Devster
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Thanks WD, laza & Sue.

You are right Sue the higher the number the harder it gets, especially if you're like me and don't get the opportunity to travel interstate.

Brian 116 is a decent effort in 8 months. I've only been going since Oct 2014 and haven't been interstate so all South QLD, mainly SEQ and all are photos not just sightings.

alcatraz
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Great stuff Devster, not just the images but also breaking the 300 barrier. Cheers Muzz

SX2002
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Great shots Devster...

Ron.

Devster
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Thanks Ron

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