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03-18-2019, 02:00 AM - 13 Likes   #30766
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Wonderful shots @sutherland
+1. Tough act to follow.

Some recent water birds. The first three from Braeside Park, Melbourne (thanks to Craig for showcasing the place); the tern is from Wilson's Promontory NP.

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Purple Swamphen. KP + DA 55-300 PLM at 300mm.


Pacific Black Ducks (a misnamed species). KP + DA 55-300 PLM at 300mm.


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The first three from Braeside Park, Melbourne
I'm going to go out on a limb and say you did the heathland trail. The Ibis and Swamphen on the leaf litter could be either end of the park but the small patch of grass (and the Ducks) in the Duck shot suggests what I call "the grassy knoll" which projects into the top pond in the heathland area. Don't the Ibis look stunning in the sunshine?
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QuoteOriginally posted by sutherland Quote
Great day today at Steigerwald Wildlife Refuge.

Wonderful shot of the hawk.

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I'm going to go out on a limb and say you did the heathland trail. The Ibis and Swamphen on the leaf litter could be either end of the park but the small patch of grass (and the Ducks) in the Duck shot suggests what I call "the grassy knoll" which projects into the top pond in the heathland area. Don't the Ibis look stunning in the sunshine?
Bingo. The pond on the heathland trail for the ducks and the swamphens. The ibis was on a quick stop at the carpark on the Governor Road end. Yes the plumage on the ibis is really beautiful.

The visit was really just a short recce on the way back from a medical appointment. But it made me want to go back.
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The visit was really just a short recce
Ah, a mere fleabite. Also it's been very quiet over the last week or so.

Within 50 metres of the grassy knoll: Sacred Kingfisher, Eastern Yellow Robin, Kookaburra, Golden Whistler, Grey Fantail, Spotted Pardalotes, Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo, Sulpher-crested Cockatoo, Fantail Cuckoo, White-faced Heron, Peregrine Falcon, Brown Falcon, Little Eagle, Wedge-tailed Eagle, Swamp Harrier, Brown Thornbill, Various Ducks and Swamp Hens, Willie Wagtail, Silver-eye, Noisy Miner, Eastern Rosella and probably more that I have and haven't seen. Just not all at once

Tawny Frogmouths nest within 15 metres of the Governor Road carpark.
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+1. Tough act to follow.


Straw-necked Ibis, . KP + FA*300 f4.5 + Kenko 1.5x pz TC
None of the ibis species will ever win a beauty competition but you captured the beauty of the Glossy's plummage very well.

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+1. Tough act to follow.

Some recent water birds. The first three from Braeside Park, Melbourne (thanks to Craig for showcasing the place); the tern is from Wilson's Promontory NP.

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Wonderful captures.
I have to say the 'purple swamhen' looks different than the ones we see in India.
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None of the ibis species will ever win a beauty competition but you captured the beauty of the Glossy's plummage very well.
Thanks Mike. I have a soft spot for the unloved ibises, even the humble AWI ("tip turkey"). The Glossy does have lovely plumage - as usual, capturing it is just about good light.

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Wonderful captures.I have to say the 'purple swamhen' looks different than the ones we see in India.
Thanks very much. I gather there are quite a few species that are called by the same name.
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QuoteOriginally posted by alfa75ts Quote
Within 50 metres of the grassy knoll: Sacred Kingfisher, Eastern Yellow Robin, Kookaburra, Golden Whistler, Grey Fantail, Spotted Pardalotes, Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo, Sulpher-crested Cockatoo, Fantail Cuckoo, White-faced Heron, Peregrine Falcon, Brown Falcon, Little Eagle, Wedge-tailed Eagle, Swamp Harrier, Brown Thornbill, Various Ducks and Swamp Hens, Willie Wagtail, Silver-eye, Noisy Miner, Eastern Rosella and probably more that I have and haven't seen. Just not all at once

Tawny Frogmouths nest within 15 metres of the Governor Road carpark.
So Craig, no Bald Eagles or Puffins?

Seriously, what a spot you have down there.
I've never been, but it must go on my bucket list.
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So Craig, no Bald Eagles or Puffins?
Not so far Give me another few years and who knows.
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