12 comments on “The Gifts if Winter Birding

  1. Enjoyed your winter birding, Ashley! We are having very warm and quite muggy weather right now, over 30C every day and frequent thunder storms. I kind of miss the weather you are having now 🙂 You caught so many beautiful birds in your photos…I am always fascinated by the parrots, Lorikeet and cockatoos that we don’t see here. And the little robin was very beautiful too 🙂 Have a wonderful summer, I will come here at times but it might be less often for the time being.

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    • Thanks so much Tiny, I do hope you are not away too long as I have always enjoyed your posts and the kindred heartedness we share. I do pray you have a wonderful summer and get to explore some lovely places in your time out. It is always refreshing to body, soul and spirit to have a change of environment and discover new vistas. We are blessed with some beautiful birds and there are so many more we want to discover when we finally get free to do so, but this year has been a struggle for us workwise, so we have not ventured out as much as usual. Richest Blessings dear blogging friend…

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    • Thanks HJ, for your appreciative comment, these birds do offer a challenge much of the time though, which makes the pursuit of the photo all the more passionate.

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  2. I love your photos Ashley and the male rose robin is very beautiful, I would love to see one of those in the wild one day. I’ve been seeing a few king parrots around home too, and I agree with you that the female is very timid and is always the first to fly off when disturbed, which makes it difficult to get decent photos of them.

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    • Thanks Sue, yes the feature of the bright red birds is the stunning flash of colour that catches your eye suddenly as they fly. I saw a Scarlet Honeyeater yesterday, it was so high up and far away, but it stood out against the green trees, as small as it was, I was so glad I got those shots of the female King before she saw me and took off. have a great week!

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  3. Good to see you are enjoying a very warm winter with some wonderful birds. A bit jealous of your sunshine, we seem to be in perpetual cloud of late.
    The Rose Robin is a real delight, in the areas we work, they are much more a passing through bird and we might or might not see in a season. We’ve only had one sighting so far.

    Always enjoy Eastern Yellow Robins, they seem to be as happy to see us as we are them.

    And what a fine sight of Gerygone. A beaut selection.

    I always enjoy shots of Aussie Grebe, they are such diligent little birds and while never really people friendly do occassionally allow a close approach. We normally let them come toward us, just have to wait a bit longer sometimes.

    Good luck for the rest of the seaon.

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    • Thanks David, this beautiful winter weather has been a real blessing for getting out and about birding, each day has been topping at a max of 18°C for the last few weeks, though this is set to change soon. The Rose Robin was a lovely sighting, and one day I would love you to show me the red-capped Robin if I am down your way, as I only have photos of a female we saw in Canberra. Yes, the Aussie grebe usually spend their time in the middle of the pond as far from humans as possible. I have seen quite a few breeding lately, and that seems to be the only time I ever see two of them in the one place. Have a great week!

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