10 comments on “Exploring Oatley Park Reserve Part 1

  1. What a great place, Ashley! I am learning of new bird species and comparing those species that we also have, like the Spoonbills and the White Ibis. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    • That’s great Tiny, that is the great delight of birding seeing the similarities of birds across the world. Our more recent delight has been comparing the subspecies or races of birds in different regions of our country which we were ignorant of previously. When away in another state I would not photograph birds common to our home area, but later realised they were subspecies with variations. So this has opened an interesting addition to our birding experience, and more folders in my Speciated Bird Album.

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    • Thanks Debbie, glad you enjoyed the post, and yes glad we share the same appreciation of bird expressions and unusual characteristics which often others pass over. It is interesting that other more professional photographer friends look for that special photo but for me I look for something that tells me more about the character of that bird not just its looks:-)

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  2. HI Ab,
    Nice reange of images and great stories. I particularly like the details on the Aussie Grebe. I too have noted that its not unusual to find just the one on a dam or small water course. And mor often than not in breeding plumage.
    They are usually pretty hard to get close to for a good photo.
    And getting a fantail spread is a dream of mine.
    thanks again.

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    • Thanks David, yes it is a peculiar finding with the Aussie Grebe, glad you have seen the same, we find it amazing when we visit some very barren places where there are no birds but a small dam, and one Grebe in the middle of the dam. I use wonder how they ever breed. But interestingly enough, the only time I ever see more than one is when they are breeding and have young.

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  3. Great post Ashley, looks like a wonderful place to visit. Love the photos of the grey fantail, very appropriately named! And I had a good laugh with your photos, that fantail certainly looks like it’s telling you off! 🙂

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    • Thanks Sue, thought I would add some humour, as that was what I thought the bird was saying at the time:-) This is my favourite local birding spot, and is for many locval birders also. Have a great week!

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