6 comments on “Birding Highlights of the Week

  1. Lovely photos of the kingfisher Ashley, I’m sure the experience was made all the more memorable as the grandkids seemed to be interested too. Love the clip of the platypus, they are fascinating little creatures. I saw some up close at Platypus House in Tassie several years ago, they were amazing to watch.

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    • Thanks Sue, yes Platypus House is a good place to see them awake. While in Tassie some time ago I took an evening tour around the dams where the Platypus live, watching them on the move, but very difficult to photograph. The main threat that worries the Tasmanians is if foxes make their way into the state, it would decimate their large platypus population.

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  2. You have some amazingly colourful birds in Australia. I really enjoyed looking at your photos. I love the yellow and black of the honeyeater and the brilliant blue of the kingfisher. Thanks for sharing – such a pleasure to see!

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    • Thanks Liz for your welcome comment, and your appreciation of the colours in our birds. We have some very rich and beautiful colours in many of our birds such as the kingfishers and the parrot family.

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    • Thanks Kelly, this honeyeater glows golden in the sunlight, with its black pattern. It remains one of the yearly goals for most birders here to actually see one in the wild, and preferably an unbanded one, as many are released b y the zoo in their breeding program.

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