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Locate, Observe, Wait…Click

Red-Browed Finch/Firetail – Photo sequence taken in Lane Cove National Park. While sitting near a shallow pool lit by dappled sunlight, a pair landed for a bath. In the photo this one seems to be saying, “watch this!”

…as it’s bathing became brisk… then more vigorous… finishing with wild thrashing and splashing… and finally refreshed.

Little Corellas – scrapping over one Liquidambar nut, when there were thousands of nuts freely available on the ground and on the trees. Photo and those below were taken in Riverview, Lane Cove, Sydney. The Little Corella is full of character and one of my favourite birds. They are playful, acrobatic and feisty as shown below. I spent two to three hours every morning for three weeks photographing the behaviour of these lovely birds. On some days there were flocks of hundreds of birds feeding in the trees, on the ground and grazing on the grass.

Little Corella – enjoying a Liquidambar nut.

Little Corella – hanging upside down by two feet, one foot, or its beak seems to be a common behaviour, sometimes while eating.

Little Corella – hanging by one foot with the Liquidambar nut having just fallen from its beak.

Little Corellas – I’m not sure whether this is aggressive, mating or playful behaviour.

Little Corellas – again fighting over a single Liquidambar nut with thousands around them.

Little Corellas – this started with a playful scrap between the bird on the right and another that exited the fight as the bird on the left decided to join in.

Little Corellas – again I’m not sure whether this was fighting, mating or playful behaviour.

Little Corellas – Hanging onto its early morning breakfast. These birds visit the area when the nuts on Liquidambar trees ripen and fall.

Galahs – a preening pair. Photos taken in Riverview, Lane Cove, Sydney.

Galah – enjoying the Liquidambar nuts, like the Corellas.

Galah 

Galahs – strolling through their food supply.

Sulphur Crested Cockatoo – photos taken in Lane Cove National Park, Sydney.

Sulphur Crested Cockatoo

Kookaburra – just taking off after consuming someone’s leftover meat sandwich. Photo taken in Lane Cove National Park, Sydney.

Kookaburra – photo taken in Port Stephens, New South Wales.

Kookaburra – photo taken in Port Stephens, New South Wales.

Kookaburra – photo taken in Port Stephens, New South Wales.

Fairy Wren (Superb) – photos here taken in Drip Gorge near Mudgee, New South Wales.

Fairy Wren (Superb)

White-throated Treecreeper – photo taken in Lane Cove National Park, Sydney.

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