Header: Common Emerald Dove - Christmas Island '19
21/10/19 - A long weekend at the SEANA conference included a number of local walks around Castlemaine. Here a a few photos from the trip.
13/08/19 - We arrived at Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania on Friday to the news that the marine forecast was less than optimistic to get out to sea on Saturday. We arrived at the jetty, leaving with the expectation of turning back at any time. We did reach the shelf with great birding among the rain squalls until winds rising to 35 knts and 4m seas had the skipper heading for shore. Sunday was again touch and go, but, again, the skipper got us out to the shelf for another successful day. The roughest conditions I have been out in, but thoroughly enjoyable with 6 'lifers'. The first 2 photos showing the conditions are mine (unfortunately for me, though not seasick it was too rough for me to balance for bird photography), the bird photos have kindly been provided by Rob Morris, the organiser and compiler for the trips.
31/07/19 - Photos of birds around Port Fairy, Vic., then from the pelagic Sunday Jul 28th.
25/05/19 - These photos are a selection from a Port MacDonnell pelagic trip on June 16th and a brief visit to Tower Hill on the way home.
26/04/19 - Not having photographed a Lewin's Rail before, we went to the WTP where the bird below was showing well. Highly unusual to have a Lewin's Rail out in the open like this as they are an extremely shy bird that runs for cover at the slightest sign of people.
19/04/19 - A walk around Serendip Sanctuary near Lara, Vic.
28/03/19 - A walk around a local wetland - Berwick Springs, Vic. - provided an opportunity for some photography.