a new one for me

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a new one for me

Actually two firsts last week: visited Cattai Wetland at Coopernook for the first time and had a wonderful surprise with sighting of my first Pacific Baza. Loving everyone's pictures especially that Rufous Fantail.  sue

windshear's picture

Ooh, lovely photo of the Pacific Baza! So gorgeous!

After some birding, I was packing up my gear this afternoon when I saw one fly into a tree. By the time I got over to the tree, I could only snap a few pics, before he/she hopped into its nest, and all I could see was a tail sticking out. cryingcrying Oh well, next time! 

Great pic of the White-Necked Heron too. smiley Love the colours of the waterlillies around it. Such  interesting colours in its feathers, too.

rawshorty's picture

Great pics, Sue. I haven't seen a P Baza yetfrown

Shorty......Canon gear



Annie W
Annie W's picture

Wonderful shots Sue!  I've never seen any of these birds myself either.  I agree with windshear, the colours in that Heron's feathers & the whole shot, just beautiful! 

West Coast Tasmania

Lachlan's picture

Wow, love your picture of the Baza. I'm jealous of anyone whose seen one of them- despite multiple attempts, I can never find one!


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Thanks everyone for the feedback. I was very lucky to see the Baza as it flew into a tree and posed before moving from one place to the next... the feeding must have been good. A second Baza flew in shortly afterwards so perhaps the family lives there. it was not an expected sighting. The White Necked Heron was also pleasing as I have tried for one numerous times in the past and now it poses in a beautiful location with good light. There were many of them present and as these wetlands seem promising I will be visiting again tomorrow. Today turned up a poor picture of my first Yellow Throated Scrubwren but it was interesting to see that it was following a Brush turkey very closely in order to feed on whatever it turned up. Great behaviour.


timmo's picture

Beautiful shot of the Pacific Baza.

They are such a striking and interesting bird.

They look like a classic bird of prey, yet apparently don't hunt anything much bigger than frogs, mice and lizards.


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