14 comments on “Birding Around Broome Part 1 – Cable Beach

  1. What a delighful bird, the Striated Pardalote. I loved the series of action shots, such great detail. And of course I enjoyed the Osprey shots. Interesting to see how close the two Osprey nests were on the tower, Back on the Chesapeake Bay at the Kent Narrows Channel, Osprey nests are on each marker directly across from each other about 50 ft. across. They tolerate each other so well after all these years, yet an Osprey from another area around there doesn’t stand a chance on being allowed to fly by them. 🙂

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    • Thanks Donna, yes being able to catch shots of the Pardalote coming and going from their tunnel was something I have wanted to do for a long time, and this was an excellent opportunity, thou not without my wife with binoculars telling me when to start firing the next burst of shots, as they are so very fast. She would see it coming to the mouth of the tunnel. Yes it is interesting about the Osprey nests, they are so territorial.

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  2. Cable beach seems to be like a very beautiful place! I am sure the camel rides along the beach are popular among visitors. Thanks for introducing the Striated Pardalote, a beautiful and interesting bird. And I never get tired of seeing your colorful lorikeets 🙂 It was great to see the Australian Osprey too! Good catch with the fish. They must look little different from ours in their maturing process because this young (female?) Osprey did not have the orange colored eye and white wing tips our juvenile ospreys have. Beautiful post, looking forward to part II 🙂

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    • Thanks so much Tiny, the Pardies have become one of my favorites both Spotted and Striated. I never got to see the Forty-spotted in Tasmania, as it is rare. I am so amazed at how they dig out their nesting tunnels and fly in and out at great speed. They are such tiny birds. Yes, I have noticed our Osprey are not all that different to yours. Have a great weekend my friend, winder has arrived here, and the cold fronts are coming in, not good birding weather, so I am preparing art works for an upcoming Community Festival. Birdlife Australia are now selling my book in Broome at the Observatory, they had their first sale last week:-)

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  3. I love the pix of the striated pardalote! Thank God for SLRs and for their sport burst feature! Love those colorful lorikeets too!

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    • Thanks Myra, yes the SLR is an amazing device. I actually realised I needed one while doing a whale watch and with my ordinary digital camera, all I shot was a splash:-) The man standing next me told me he had the same problem and showed me his great pics of the whale breaching, so I finally bought one, and never looked back. The little Pardalote is truly amazing little bird. I just marvel at its ability to dig the tunnel in a sheer embankment.

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  4. You’ve captured so many amazing species here so beautifully… I’m especially fascinated by the ones that live in the rocky cliffs. And I love your choice of words from Psalm 19, AB.

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    • Thanks so much BJ, yes the whole Creation praises our Lord constantly around about us, yet most of the time we are not aware. I love sharing praise and giving thanks as I explore the wonder and grandeur of it all. I am so blessed with all the beautiful privileges I am granted, to seek out and enjoy God’s handiwork:-)

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