Mirror, mirror

The lure of water is enough to convince even shy and wary species to take a chance. The three species pictured below are notoriously reticent when there is a photographer around – but with luck, patience and stillness they’ll eventually cooperate and reward you with some unforgettable experiences.

CR1

Immature Crimson Rosella, Rise and Shine, 14th March 2016

CR2

II

DF1

Diamond Firetail pair – the male has a slightly broader waist band

DF2

Male Diamond Firetail

DW1

Dusky Woodswallow

DW2

II

For the record, I was about six metres from the birds on this occasion.

8 responses to “Mirror, mirror

  1. Geoff I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog !!! Fantastic photos and comments. Thanks so much for satdy workshop too

  2. Wonderful! What a way to spend time!

  3. Thanks for the amazing photos Geoff – it is so nice to see a comparison of the male and female Diamond Firetails. I did not know about their chest bands!

  4. Fancy getting 4 firetails in the one frame. Well done!

  5. John from The Otways.

    Who’s the fairest of them all—I love your captions, Geoff.
    I think I would have to vote for the pair of Diamond Firetails sitting side by side.

  6. John from The Otways.

    Who’s the fairest of them all——I love your captions , Geoff. My vote goes to the pair of Diamond Fire-tails, sitting side by side

  7. I’m enjoying your recent posts immensely, Geoff. I’m gradually learning to ID more birds… many thanks

  8. T. Fratta & M. Dalton

    Hi Geoff

    Just to check that I haven’t dropped of your email list for Natural Newstead? I haven’t had an email from you for a couple of days, perhaps you are away or have IT issues??

    Hope all is OK with you, I really love your daily news posts and look forward to them, they are a delight!

    Cheers Tina Fratta

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