Latest Outing

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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New Holland Honeyeaters at Booderee National Park

I ventured out with my good birder friend Heyn this morning to Booderee National Park. Booderee National Park is at the southern end of Jervis Bay, NSW and is actually part of the ACT. It is a hotspot for the endangered Eastern Bristlebird and is well worth a trip to see this species. The best […]

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Pelagic Birding – Seabirds off Wollongong

Update: Checkout my latest photos from my Pelagic Double Header on 27/28th July On Friday 12/7 I was lucky enough to do a pelagic out of Wollongong, NSW. A pelagic is basically a boat that usually ventures out to the continental shelf to view seabirds. The boat uses some sort of bait such as chicken […]

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Interview on Feathers and Photos

I am currently a moderator over at Feathers & Photos which is a forum dedicated to Bird Photography in Australia. We are fortunate to have a very friendly member base with various levels of experience. There are some extremely talented photographers who post regularly and critique images which is the best way to improve your shots. […]

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Tawny-crowned Honeyeater and Superb Lyrebird 10/6/13

The Tawny-crowned Honeyeater is an endemic honeyeater to Australia and is specific to heath type habitat of coastal and Mallee areas. It is a large Honeyeater at 16-18cm and has a distinctive Tawny crown. It can often be seen hawking insects close to the ground and even runs along the ground hunting insects. It also […]

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Bird Photography at Mill Parkes Ponds, Victoria

I recently visited the Mill Parkes Ponds which are located in South Morang, Victoria. It is a wonderful spot for bird photography and bird watching with several species present. I was focused on photographing the Freckled Duck and Blue-billed Duck  but saw the following water birds, Australasian Grebe, Black Swan, Pacific Black Duck, Eurasian Coot, […]

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Bird Photography – Back to the bush 12-1-2013

Well after spending the last few months crawling around in the mud and sand I decided to go back to the bush and visit some Honeyeaters.  I have been taking water to a spot in the bush for the last few days. Lucky for me a number of birds have returned to use it. I […]

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