On my front  fence yesterday (Nikon D3000). I have more images over at the merged blog at christinejrandall.com.

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Do have a good day.  🙂

Birds

Rainbow Lorikeets

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Nikon D3000 – a little blurry as I think the UV filter might have fogged with the change of temperature.

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listening to the ground for food

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having a scratch

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or two

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Magpie

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not down there…

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or in that tree …

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I wonder if that cameraperson knows..

 

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c’mon tell me… where’s my friend

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here I am, he says, popping out from under the roof

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sticky-beak!

(Nikon D3000, 200mm lens)

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🙂

 

 

Birds

House Sparrows

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Wikipedia says…

The willie (or willy) wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys) is a passerine bird native to Australia, New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, the Bismarck Archipelago, and Eastern Indonesia. It is a common and familiar bird throughout much of its range, living in most habitats apart from thick forest. Measuring 19–21.5 cm (7 1⁄2–8 1⁄2 in) in length, the willie wagtail is contrastingly coloured with almost entirely black upperparts and white underparts; the male and female have similar plumage.

 

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This one is hard to get a shot at – it’s constantly on the move.  It makes a chattering noise when scolding. Another call is interpreted as ‘sweet pretty creature’. Its name comes from a constant sideways wagging of the tail, so it was a little odd seeing it sit quietly on the fence like this – and yes, my neighbour’s yard again!  (Nikon D3000, 200mm lens)

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Willy-wagtail

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The White-plumed Honeyeater is another frequent visitor to our yard though, in this image, he sits in my neighbour’s tree.

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On the Birds in Backyards website, it says…

The White-plumed Honeyeater is one of the first birds to call in the morning and the last to call in the evening.

 

 

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White-plumed Honeyeater (Nikon D3000)

 

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A bit of good news. Earlier today, I managed to write the first scene of Cladessa. An incredibly short scene, mind, as is my won’t, but I’m glad to have begun. I do have 36,000 words drafted from 2015. I’m not sure how many of them will survive. I think I write tighter, these days, and my story lines shifted during the first book. I’m sharing the draft at Wattpad.

We still haven’t taken our camper trailer out. We need reasonably dry weather after we come home so we can pack the trailer tent away without worrying about mould.  I’m looking forward to photographing water birds and trying out my collapsible tripod.  In the meantime, I’m loving getting up close and personal with my local birds.

I’ve managed to make it around to a couple of blogs, so don’t pass out with shock if you spot me leaving footprints in your part of the blogosphere!

🙂  Do have yourself a great day!

 

Birds

Lichenostomus penicillatus

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The crimson rosella is always about. He sampled some of my matured rosehips – now I’m glad I have been slack with the trimming. (Nikon D3000)

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Crimson Rosella

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