Wyreema and Cambooya

Hodgson Creek, Cambooya, Queensland, Australia

December 23, 2016


 I was delighted to meet photographer Charles Dove on an outing with Michael Atzeni on Friday morning. Mick took the two of us to the Wyreema Wetlands and to Hodgson's Creek at Cambooya for a couple of hours. The light was a bit dull and waterbirds were less abundant than usual at the wetlands but we still enjoyed a collection of beautiful Australian birds. If you look through these pics, don't you think Australia is truly gifted with its parrots? So vivid even in dull conditions.

It was a wonderful little outing outing and I'm very grateful to Mick and Charles for taking me.

I hope you are having a great holiday season.

Wyreema Wetlands, Wyreema, Queensland, Australia

December 23, 2016

Australian Wood Duck with some Grey Teal

Australian Wood Duck

Wyreema Wetlands

Cambooya

Wyreema Wetlands

Little Black Flying Fox
Cambooya

Galah
Cambooya

Australian Hobby

Cambooya



Australian White Ibis

Cambooya

Indian Myna

Wyreema

Pacific Black Duck
Wyreema

Pale-headed Rosella

Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon

Rainbow Lorikeet

Cambooya

Rock Doves 

Cambooya

I assume this is a strange juvenile Pale-headed Rosella
Or it is an Eastern Rosella or Crimson Rosella!!

Maybe, Paradise Parrot?

Wyreema

Australian Wood Duck

Zebra Finch 

(female)

Wyreema

Zebra Finch

(male)

Zebras


Zebra Finch
Female left

Wyreema Poo Ponds, Queensland, Australia

August 2015


Here are some mighty Zebra Finches as seen with Michael Atzeni in August.  

I know they are popular pets but as always I love seeing such wonders in the wild. May their numbers get bigger and bigger.


Two males





End of Year Birds 2010

 Peregrine Falcon

Had a nice outing with Michael Atzeni this morning. The highlight was the above Peregrine attacking a kestrel at Gowrie Junction. It happened very quickly as they appeared and scooted up and down and around before disappearing. I only got one shot. It would have been good to get both birds in the frame but I was too slow.

Australian Kestrel

We found plenty of kestrels around Oakey.





(Above and below) Plum-headed Finch near Jondaryan.

 
Zebra Finch