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It’s mine!
Peregrine Falcon ( Falco peregrinus) found this beautiful bird of prey feasting on the carcass of a Swamp Wallaby in Wadbilliga National Park.

 

Kerry V

Scarlet Honeyeater
Taken 10th August 2912 4:51pm along Main Ridge Track, Tathra Forest with an Canon EOS 450D fitted with an EFS 55-250mm zoom lens

Kerry V

Spoonbills
Taken on 2nd July 2012 1:35pm at Merimbula with an Canon EOS 450D fitted with an EFS 55-250mm zoom lens

Kerry V

Sooty Oystercatcher
Taken on 5th November 2012 1:38pm on Tathra Beach with an Canon EOS 450D fitted with an EFS 55-250mm zoom lens

Kerry V

Yellow-faced Honeyeater
Taken on 8th May 2012 4:30pm in a flowering eucalypt on the bushy edge of Bay St, Tathra during a storm with an Canon EOS 450D fitted with an EFS 55-250mm zoom lens

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Rainbow Lorikeets
Taken on 24th March 2011 3:20pm sheltering on my back deck, 62 Bega St, Tathra during a storm with an Canon EOS 450D fitted with an EFS 55-250mm zoom lens

 

RoMcm

Croajingolong Superb Fairy Wren Immature Male

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Croajingolong New Holland Honeyeater at Point Hicks Lighthouse. Nature provides incredible camouflage with feather colour.

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Croajingolong Laughing Kookaburra May 2012

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Croajingolong Great Egret at Mueller Inlet

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Bird On A Wire Jacky Winter at Boyd Town while on a field trip with the Birdos

 

Paul W

Contrast
This was the last of a long sequence. This image sums up all the elements of contrast; light and dark, feathers and rock, a fleeting vision and agelessness. I would probably have preferred to have had the time to think and make the correct adjustments but the effect I have achieved is quite satisfying. Pentax K7. Pentax 55-300 lens.f/5.6 at 1/1000.

Paul W

Flight Study 2
Not the greatest definition but the balance of the overall image is pleasing.The free flowing weightless form of the egret in effortless flight contrasts the sombre overwhelming mass and permanence of the rocks. Pentax K7.Pentax 55-300 lens. f/5.8 at 1/1000

Paul W

Flight Study 1
Photographing great egrets serenely wading when one by one they began flying. After hastily adjusting the speed and aperture settings I managed to get a remarkable set of images. The combination of poor light and high shutter speed created an amazing, almost eerie mood. Pentax K7. Pentax 55-300 lens.f/5.8 at
1/1000

Paul W

Butcherbird Babies
Butcherbirds have been regular visitors.The shell hanging outside the kitchen window being the favoured place to stop. I have been able to take several close up studies over time. This time however the kids were brought along. And they posed. Pentax K7,Pentax 55-300 lens

Paul W

Camera Shy
Photo taken late in the afternoon on Boydtown Beach. It is rare to see black swans on the beach itself. This is as close as I could get without disturbing them. Taken in dull light and cropped from wider frame. The curve of the necks highlights the red of the eyes and the beaks which also stand out in the overall subdued light in the image. Pentax K7. Pentax 55-300 lens

 

L Allen

Red Browed Finch…regular garden visitors

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Superb Blue Wren..female

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morning snacks for Welcome Swallows on Tura Beach

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After a bath ..Silvereye

L Allen

Double Barred and Red Browed Finches

 

Doug R

Glossy Motion
I was sneaking up on this beautiful female glossy and it took off and I just turned and snapped. I like the effect with the blurred background and love the mottled yellow colouring on the head

Ally Mad

Death of a Pelican
Ally found this distressing sight near the bridge at Mogareeka. A very sad picture which highlights how wildlife often gets a raw deal from encounters with humans

 

Doug R

Wattle I eat next?
I haven’t got a very good zoom lens but this fellow was content to keep munching as I got closer and closer. Taken in my front yard

 

L Berzins

Silver Gull
An immature Silver Gull on the beach at Merimbula

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Sooty Oystercatcher
A Sooty Oystercatcher at the southern end of Tura Beach

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Red-capped Plover
A male Red-capped Plover enjoying the morning sun while typically sheltering behind a small mound of beach debris near the Bega River mouth at Mogareeka, just north of Tathra

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Rainbow Lorikeet
A Rainbow Lorikeet feeding on a banksia at Pambula Beach

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Fairy Prion
Fairy Prion seen on a pelagic trip from Eden. These beautiful little seabirds are delightful to watch as they dart in between the albatrosses for scraps of berley behind the vessel

 

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Buff-banded Rail
This Buff-banded Rail was foraging on a dew laden open grass area in Bermagui but it never strayed too far from its nearest cover

 

LH

Immature Bower birds
Tura Beach

 

PB

Juxtaposition of industry and beauty
Black Browed Albatross (Diomedea melanophrys) sub adult Southern Ocean Seabird Study Association Pelagic Trip Wollongong, 26/10/2013. Canon EOS1100D 1/2000 f5.6 ISO800. Taken about 1-3km off shore from Port Kembla NSW, with the steel works industry in the background. The juxtaposition of capitalisation and a species

PB

Duet
Black Browed Albatross (Diomedea melanophrys) juvenile subspecies Southern Ocean Seabird Study Association Pelagic Trip Wollongong, 26/10/2013. Canon EOS1100D 1/2500 f5.6 ISO800. Size difference compared to a Short tailed shearwater (puffinus tenuirostris) MASSIVE!

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Black-browed Albatross 2
Taken off Wollongong, SOSSA pelagic trip. Black-browed Albatross (Diomedea impavida)

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Shy Albatross 2 (Diomedea cauta) juvenile subspecies, dark, ventral, fresh Southern Ocean Seabird Study Association Pelagic Trip Wollongong, 26/10/2013. Canon EOS1100D 1/4000 f5.6 ISO800.

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Action shot of two Short-tailed Shearwaters
Taken off Wollongong, SOSSA pelagic trip. Two Short-tailed Shearwaters very determined little seabirds. (Puffinus tenuirostris).

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All heading for the same thing. FOOD.
Taken off Wollongong, SOSSA pelagic trip. Black-browed Albatross (Diomedea impavida) Adult and a Short-tailed Shearwater (Puffinus tenuirostris)

PB

The mosh pit
Taken off Wollongong, SOSSA pelagic trip. Silver gulls (Larus novaehollandiae) and a Short-tailed shearwater (Puffinus tenuirostris) and Black-browed Albatross (Diomedea impavida)

PB

Pelagic trip
Taken off Wollongong, SOSSA pelagic trip. Above Black-browed Albatross (Diomedea melanophrys) below (Diomedea impavida) and Short-tailed Shearwater (Puffinus tenuirostris)

PB

Walking on water again.
Taken off Wollongong, SOSSA pelagic trip. Black-browed Albatross (Diomedea impavida) and Short-tailed shearwater (Puffinus tenuirostris)

PB

Roger coming in to land
Taken off Wollongong, SOSSA pelagic trip. Black-browed Albatross (Diomedea impavida) Adult

PB

Black-browed Albatross 3
Taken off Wollongong, SOSSA pelagic trip. Black-browed Albatross (Diomedea melanophrys) Walking on water just like God

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Black Browed Albatross 2 (Diomedea melanophyrs) juvenile subspecies Southern Ocean Seabird Study Association Pelagic Trip Wollongong, 26/10/2013. Canon EOS1100D

PB

Shy Albatross 2
Taken off Wollongong, SOSSA pelagic trip. Shy Albatross (Diomedea salvini) adult

PB

Black-browed Albatrosses
Taken off Wollongong. SOSSA pelagic trip. Left side Black-browed Albatross (Diomedea melanophrys) immature. Right side Black-browed Albatross (Diomedea impavida) Adult but would need to confirm

PB

Shy Albatross (Diomedea cauta) juvenile subspecies, dark, ventral, fresh Southern Ocean Seabird Study Association Pelagic Trip Wollongong, 26/10/2013. Canon EOS1100D 1/4000 f5.6 ISO800.

PB

The Hood 2
Royal Spoonbills, Wallaga Lake, 21/08/2012. Canon EOS1100D, 1/800, f5.6 ISO100

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Royal Spoonbills 1
Wallaga Lake 21/08/2012. Canon EOS1100D 1/1250, f5.6 ISO100

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White Faced Heron (Got Wabbit!) Wallaga Lake, 26/08/2012. Canon EOS1100D

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White Faced Heron
Wallaga Lake, 26/08/2012. Canon EOS1100D

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Find somewhere to eat Wabbit
White Faced Heron Wallaga Lake, 26/08/2012. Canon EOS1100D 1/1000 f5.6 ISO100

 

H Warne

Hungry Pelican
Pelican waiting for some food at the fish cleaning pontoon in Merimbula lake. taken with an Olympus TG – 820

 

PB

Royal Spoonbill
Wallaga Lake, 21/08/2012. Canon EOS1100D

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Royal Spoonbill 2
Wallaga Lake, 21/08/2012. Canon EOS1100D

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Pied Oystercatcher (I have an injury but I refuse to be caught)
Haywards Beach, 12/08/2013. Canon EOS1100D

 

PB

Cruising the skies
White Bellied Sea Eagle , Murrah Beach, taken 01/01/2013. Canon 1100D

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Get out of my way I am coming in to land!
Pelican, Bermagui River

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Intermediate Egret (Ardea intermedia)
(elegant and regal) Wallaga Lake, Canon EOS1100D

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Pied Cormorant (Punk Rocker with attitude)
Wallaga Lake. Canon EOS1100D

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Blue Fairy Wren
(Cute as a button), Mossy Banks, Nutley’s Creek Road, Bermagui. Canon EOS1100D

 

L Berzins

Little Tern
A Little Tern passing overhead at Mogareeka

L Berzins

Great Egret
A Great Egret landing in shallow water at Merimbula Lake

L Berzins

Double-banded Plover
A Double-banded Plover in non-breeding plumage near the Bega River mouth. These birds breed in New Zealand and spend winter in Australia

L Berzins

White-faced Heron
A White-faced Heron making an unsuccessful strike at a passing fish near the Bega River mouth at Mogareeka, just north of Tathra

LB

Striated Heron
A Striated Heron (also known as Mangrove Heron) with a freshly speared Luderick in Merimbula Lake

L Berzins

Bar-tailed Godwit
Every winter a few Bar-tailed Godwits remain in Australia while most of them fly to the northern hemisphere for breeding. This one was pulling a small beach worm out of the sand on Pambula Beach.

 

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Pelican feet
Photographed at Narooma Boatramp, using a Canon Powershot 50SX

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Eagle at Montague
This white bellied sea eagle was photographed at Montague Island, using a Canon Powershot 50SX

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Eagle at Montague 2
This white bellied sea eagle was photographed at Montague Island, using a Canon Powershot 50SX

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Triplets
These pelicans were photographed at Narooma Boardwalk, using a Canon Powershot D10

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Juvenile Gull
This bird was photographed at Narooma Boat ramp, using a canon Powershot 50SX

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Egret
This magnificent egret was sitting on a boat at Fisherman’s Wharf, Narooma. The picture was taken using a canon powershot 50SX

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Silver Gull
I loved the eye on this silver gull – photographed at Bingi, using a canon powershot 50SX

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Juvenile Gull 2
This bird was photographed at Narooma Boat ramp, using a canon Powershot 50SX

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Albatross
This albatross was out at Montague Island. I photographed it using a canon powershot SX50

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Little Pied Cormorant
This little cormorant was photographed at Narooma Boatramp, using a canon powershot SX50

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Hunting Reef Heron
This heron was hunting around Narooma boat ramp, when I photographed it catching dinner! I used a canon powershot SX50

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Hunting Reef Heron 2
This heron was hunting around Narooma boat ramp, when I photographed it catching dinner! I used a canon powershot SX50

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Egret with fish
This egret was hunting in front of our house, at Dalmeny Lake. I photographed it with a canon powershot SX50

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Startled Cormorants
Taken in front of my house at Dalmeny Lake, using a canon powershot SX50

Georgia Poyner 13

Pelican Portrait
This beautiful pelican was photographed at Dalmeny Lake, using a canon powershot SX50

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Pelicans
Photographed at Dalmeny Lake, in front of my house, using a canon powershot SX50

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