Friday, June 7, 2013

May Meanderings

While I haven't got a particular story to tell from one exciting outing, I have been out a few times in May (apart from Gluepot) and so I just thought I would share a few of the images that I've captured this month. They're not all spectacular, but we'll say they have character!

First up, this New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae) taken from my lounge room window. The light was poor, but they never perch there when the sun's out!

While this is a terrible image of all of the species in it, it's the closest I've ever been to a Freckled Duck! Stictonetta naevosa at Greenfield's Wetlands (Nth Magazine Rd).

Black Swans (Cygnus atratus) at Greenfields Wetlands, seems to be the time of year for them there.

You may find that the remaining images have somewhat of a similar theme to them....

Galah, Eolophus roseicapilla, in the park behind our house. I'd been keeping an eye on the birds feeding on the lawn all day, then finally the sun crept down enough for some good light and I crawled my way around to take some shots.

Just landed, which is why he's all ruffled. 

Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus), caught mid-flap. Really special when you get to capture this in my opinion, it only adds to their beauty.

The same lorikeet, but in sharper focus this time, haha.

Eastern Rosella (Platycercus eximius) male. 

The female of the pair, she was checking out this hollow, though I could have told her it was too large and saved her the trouble. I appreciated her sticking around for some shots though, it's not often I get to photograph these beauties.

Last, but certainly not least (especially with that voicebox), a Sulphur-crested Cockatoo. Beautiful birds, when my family lived in Melbourne my bedroom was on the upper floor of a two story. One Sulphy used to perch on the gutter above my window at 6am and screech his head off! 

That's all for now, I hope you've enjoyed the brief insight into my May birding. I'm looking forward to this month, after all we've got a long weekend now and I'm hoping to tick off a couple of easy year birds that I'm missing.


  1. A colourful collection here Bec. You captured the underwing pattern on the lorikeet nicely. Love the honeyeater shot with it's background reflections.

  2. Amazing to look out of a window and see a new Holland honeyeater. You got a great portrait of him and the rainbow with wings out is very special. Lots of aussie colour, beautifully captured.