Arid Lands Botanic Gardens

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Rick N
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Arid Lands Botanic Gardens

Lucky to get a couple of hours at one of my favourite places a few days ago.

Horsefield's were calling like crazy and quite a few Rufous Songlarks though I couldn't get close.

White-browed Babblers very busy gathering nesting materials as were most.

Sturt's Desert pea flowering were special, as were Chirruping Wedgebill. Great place.

Horsefield's Bronze-cuckoo

White-browed Babbler

Sturt's Desert Pea

Chirruping Wedgebill

Singing Honeyeater

Southern Whiteface

Crested Pigeon (puffed up against the 2c morning temp :-))

HelloBirdy's picture

Nice set Rick!

2degrees? Bah. We had -4.5 with snow in the higher parts and thick sheets of ice on the puddles this morning. The Crested Pigeons in your part of the world are wimps.

Aiming for DSLR-quality shots with a bridge camera

timrp's picture

Awesome shots, I like the babbler photo best

Reflex's picture

There would have been a few ticks in this lot for me. HelloBirdy, as much as I would like to visit the Arid Lands Botanic Gardens these were not my photos and -4.5C is all yours!

Samford Valley Qld.


Excellent photos ... always like the way they seem to pose for you on those branches against the blue sky ! Singing honeyeater is a beauty.

Only seen one of those - the Crested pigeon!

HelloBirdy's picture

Whoops. Got a bit muddled up there. Both start with R and have a ri sound. Oh well. Fixed and my comment on the quality of photos definately still stands :-)

Aiming for DSLR-quality shots with a bridge camera

oconnore51's picture

Lovely pictures, like Whistlingduck, the only one I've seen is a crested pigeon. 


laza's picture

Great stuff Rick, as always nothing but admiration for  those getting great portraits of the smaller birds

Dont take life too seriously, it never ends well

Devster's picture

Ah Rick, crackers as always! The calling Cuckoo is my fav. All but 1 would be new birds for me too. I'm with Reflex you can have your -4.5° Birdy. I would do 2° though Rick to get these shots. Maybe just once :)

sue818's picture

Wonderful photos, Rick. I loved the Ardi Lands and hope to get back there but not at that temperature! Chirruping Wedgebill would be a new one fro me as I have only seen the Chiming Wedgebill.


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