living in nature

Nature’s inhabitants come in different shapes and size. imagine this grass bird how it lives through the night till the frosty morning, until the sun pops up. lives in grass and what about the predator’s. so fragile to live in nature for this bird. but it is home they love.

Grass Wren - Itsmoskey photography

Never have I spotted this bird

As the fields where cleaned out on this very large plantation. All that the birds prey feed on where exposed. All sorts of birds of prey could be seen from a distance and some just curious what am doing here.

Brown Goshawk inflight

I think it’s a brown goshawk but it looks so amazing good. It was a perfect time with the sun passing through its feather and brought out this Goshawk colors turn in to gold.

Brown Goshawk inflight

The empty fields attracted even Australia’s endangered eagles the Wedge Tailed eagle.

wedge tailed eagle inflight
wedge tailed eagle inflight

up close with a kite 2

My instincts where right telling to revisit this area where i spotted this kite. I arrived and was disappointed the kites where not there. so i decided to just take a rest. roll down the car windows. fresh air blowing in. so that was good. just after half an hour as i looked out. the kite was up and hunting. if i move the car a bit closer it would scare off the kite. so i waited while just watching the kite from my car tinted glass. then it moved in a bit close and i ceased the moment and share it with you.

New Birds i spotted.

Its not everyday that a birdwatcher like me will spot something different. Last week  I was lucky  to spot 3 new birds. i have never seen before. Long Billed Corella, Red Browed Finch and Fig Parrot. its my first seeing them. An addition to my birds sighted database.

Long Billed Corella
Long Billed Corella
Red Browed Finch
Red Browed Finch
fig parrots
Fig Parrots
Sulphur cockatoo
Long Billed Corella & Sulphur Crested Cockatoo

Up close with a kite

As I was driving on the highway, I spotted a black shouldered kite in the air in one spot lapping its wings and the head down scanning for prey. I made a u turn to take a good look. Lucky, I had my camera with me. Just another opportunity not missed when you spot something worth a photo.

black shouldered kite
black shouldered kite
black shouldered kite
black shouldered kite
black shouldered kite
black shouldered kite

Not a bad idea to have your camera with you in the car. You never know what you might see that is worth to photograph. In the past I have tried to photograph a black shouldered kite, but the moment they spot me move in a bit closer, they fly away.

Lockdown Photograpy 4

Magpie Lark Bird.

So, the birds also can and do pose for a photograph. The Australian magpie lark bird proves that its true. Even as it happens quick and I was lucky to capture the moment. It put smiles on me when I looked at the pictures.

Magpie Lark
Magpie Lark
Magpie Lark

This can be a pose with a bit of a stretching if you like.

Magpie Lark

Some of the best moments that the lockdown provides is spending some quality time with the wild species that live within our suburbs. and that s great for on any other normal free day i would be in the parks ad miss out on this.