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Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross off Wollongong!!!!

A single Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross (Thalassarche chlororhynchos) was sighted during a pelagic off Wollongong on the 26th July 2014. The cool thing was I was on the boat ūüôā The reason for the excitement is this species has only had 2 accepted BARC (SOSSA website) records in Australian waters, EVER…. The Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross breeds […]

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Little Tern (Sternula albifrons)

The Little Tern (Sternula albifrons) is a very small migratory tern (21-25cm) which can be found in several locations around the world. In Australia it is most commonly found¬†breeding from Tasmania to the Gulf of Carpentaria. Like many terns its appearance changes between breeding and non breeding plumage. See the photos of Little Terns below […]

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Sub-Antarctic Part 2‚Äď Auckland Islands – Enderby Island

I would like to thank¬†Canon Australia¬†for their generosity in supplying me with some amazing gear for the trip. I was stoked to use Canons flagship camera the 1DX. It is an incredible camera and the 12 FPS sure helped capture some great photos. To complement the 1DX I was supplied with the super fast 300 […]

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Canon EF400 5.6L Photo Review for Bird Photography.

Let me start by saying the Canon EF400 5.6 is hands down the best value for money lens available for Bird Photography. I am an avid Bird Photographer and have been fortunate to use a number of different lenses over the last two years. The best lenses for Bird Photography are Canon’s super telephotos such […]

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Sub-Antarctic Part 1 – Snares Islands & Stewart Island

I was extremely fortunate and honoured to win the Birdlife 2012 Photo Competition. The prize was a trip to the Sub-antarctic Islands off New Zealand with Heritage Expeditions. I had no experience with seabirds so I made a point of getting on as many Pelagics out of Wollongong(Gallery for July, August, October) during the later […]

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Think Tank Airport Commuter Bag Review

I have just completed a two week voyage to the Sub-Antarctic Islands to the south of New Zealand. I needed to take a lot of gear with me and still be able to carry it on the plane as carry-on luggage. I did plenty of online research and ended up going with the¬†Think Tank Airport […]

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Birding in the Capertee Valley, NSW

The Capertee Valley is a large valley located 135km north-west of Sydney, New South Wales. It is a well known birding hot spot in NSW and is home to several species including the Regent Honeyeater, Painted Honeyeater, Turquoise Parrot ¬†and Plum-headed Finch. Approximately 242 species have been recorded in the Valley and it is recognised […]

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Double-banded Plovers in Breeding Plumage

The Double-banded Plover is a small wader from New Zealand. The birds from the South Island of NZ migrate west to Australia over winter. I took several photos of the Double-banded Plovers in non breeding plumage when they arrived around March/April which you can see here. Ever since the Double-banded Plovers turned up earlier in […]

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Wollongong Pelagic – Seabird Double Header 27/28 July

I had a teaser to Pelagic birding when I went on a half day Pelagic out of Wollongong¬†on the 12th July. I had so much fun I went on back to back Pelagics out of Wollongong on the 27th and 28th of July. The boat named the Sandra K leaves from Wollongong Harbour at 7am […]

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Freckled Duck in Nowra!!!!

The rare Freckled Duck has turned up in Nowra. The Freckled Duck is¬†listed as a Vulnerable¬†Species on Schedule 2 of the New South¬†Wales Threatened Species Conservation¬†Act, 1995 (TSC Act). It is very rare in the Shoalhaven and it wasn’t just one bird that turned up but an incredible 220 Freckled Ducks. The Freckled Duck (Stictonetta […]

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