Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Wild Bird Wednesday - Port Augusta Birds


I shot all these while drinking my hot chocolate
on the terrace of the 
Port Augusta Arid Lands Botanical Gardens

Unfortunately all were shot against the light
and had to be enhanced


Wattlebird


Singing Honeyeater on left and
White-Plumed Honeyeater on right

this one dead tree in front of the
picture windows of the cafe
was a perfect perch
with upwards of 4 birds at a time


Singing Honeyeater


White-Plumed Honeyeater


and, as everywhere near human habitation,
a European settler, the ordinary 
House Sparrow

Linking with Stewart's


God willing, next week some more colourful birds 
from the same location.

28 comments:

  1. love them all. the honeyeaters are beauties.

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  2. Oh, yes! I agree with Tex and I do love them all -- as always, Arija!! Hope your week is going well!!

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  3. Oh yes, the honeyeaters are very cute!

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  4. What a wonderful set of bird shots! The bird on top is amazing.

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  5. Beautiful! What a great way to start the day!

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  6. Great collection, the honeyeater is beautiful and exotic.

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  7. Bird watching is so much more interesting that people watching...

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  8. Lovely variety of birds, Arija! The Wattlebird is one of my favorites along with the honeyeaters.. Great photos.

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  9. Hi Honeyeaters are beautiful little birds and how wonderful that you saw all this drinking your hot chocolate.

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  10. All your birds are wonderful; I am especially in love with the name "singing honeyeater".... what could be more wonderful than to see and hear this charming bird ... unless you were sipping hot chocolate while you watched him. A perfect day in my opinion!

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  11. A nice variety of birds. I actually like the light in the photos, they look quite artsy!

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  12. Great collection, they've come up pretty well don't you think!?

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  13. No matter about the lighting....they're all super images of most we don't see here in the USA.

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  14. I love my sparrows....they keep me entertained outside my window in the little birdie bath...which reminds me..I'd better get out there and clean and put in new water...they are kinda cranky when I don't....there is a lot of chirping and scolding....

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  15. The Wattlebird reminds me of a dinosaur with feathers! Pretty fascinating looking bird.......along with the cuter smaller ones:)

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    1. Chris, you and I would love bashing around Australia, don't you think?

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  16. I would love to see a honeyeater in person one day. Despite the light challenge, you did a great job!

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  17. These are wonderful photos, Arija! The simple leafless branches really showcase the birds, they look like pieces of art.

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  18. What a wonderful spot to enjoy a hot chicolate Arija .... surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature. So peaceful

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  19. You obviously live in a great place - hot chocolate, a camera and so many cute guests make a perfect situation!

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  20. What lovely shots.

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  21. How funny to see the house sparrow in with all these "exotic" birds! I'd love to join you there for some hot chocolate and watch these birds!

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  22. It seems such an unlikely spot to see souch a variety of birds.

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  23. I am thinking that my comment just went missing and I do not know where to. This is a lovely assortment of beautiful birds dear one~

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