Birds that came to visit

May 07, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

It was a beautiful day yesterday and being Thursday Tina went of to croquet at the Bermagui Country Club. I'd had enough fighting with my printer, which for the second time this year had delivered an exhibition print covered in lines. This invariably means that the jets were clogged and need cleaning. 

The other thing it means is about $25 of ink being wasted as it flushed through to clear the blockage.  Not funny when I always use genuine inks. Striated ThornbillStriated ThornbillStriated Thornbill, has just picked a flying ant out of the air

Looking out over the lake the patterns of sun, shade and wind on the water.  I took a couple of shots when a Willy Wagtail flitted past. I also notice several other small birds flittering about. Looking around I realised they were chasing flying ants and had abandoned some of their usual caution where this photographer is concerned. Back inside I grabbed the 70-300 lens. Given the bright light I was reasonably confident that I could hand hold it. I left the ISO at 200, my default. As often happens the wagtail had moved on when I returned, but standing quietly in the shade I was entertained by the birds you see here. Striated Thornbill, Eastern Spinebill and Grey Fantail.  Eastern SpinebillEastern SpinebillEastern Spinebill on the fence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just as the Willy Wagtail returned my neighbor started up his brush cutter and the show was over. In a pause of the grass slashing I showed my friend the pictures.  He then trimmed the long grass which is always missed by my mower along the fenceline in compensation for scaring off my prey. 

Lovely Afternoon followed by down loading the pictures.

Enjoy - Peter

Grey FantailGrey FantailGrey Fantail
 


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