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.
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.
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.
The empty fields attracted even Australia’s endangered eagles the Wedge Tailed eagle.
Driving to Avalon beach through the back roads of Avalon airport I spotted a Little grass bird, dusky wood and brown falcon. interesting nether did try to be freaked out by presence but just watched from a distance.
Nature never disappoints the curious eye of humans and so are they curious about us, nature inhabitants.
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.
Early morning and evenings work best for me when it comes to birds photography. i guess its the time they concentrate more on feeding and the evening before the sun sets seem to be the same. Am lucky to be living so close by nature. walk through it and get connected with nature and its habitants.
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.
As it has been said, keep trying and you will get it. After so many attempts trying to photograph a pacific duck in-flight. This time I got pretty lose and got it. Its feel-good shot at last.
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.
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.
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.
This can be a pose with a bit of a stretching if you like.
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.