Sunday, October 11, 2015

Red Eyes

Black-shouldered Kite

Kingsthorpe, Queensland, Australia

August 2015

An up-and-under shot of a Black-shouldered Kite as seen with Kevin Williams back in August. It's a messy shot and up-and-unders are not recommended but I like it's face. Black-shouldered Kites are stunning little raptors.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Ducks and Hunters

Northern Goshawk

Fukushimagata, Niigata, Japan

October 7, 2015
 The weather was beautiful today and I managed some time off work so I headed where I expected to find some action. This is an exciting time of the year as good numbers of waterfowl return to the wetlands. I visited Fukushimagata last Saturday and saw lots of ducks. Just a few days later and I saw lots and lots and lots of ducks. On both occassions I saw Goshawks and Peregrines but today also added Eastern Marsh Harrier to the raptor count. I also saw a lone swan flying high and calling. I'm sure the rest of its clan will arrive tomorrow!

Mostly Eurasian Teal

Eastern Marsh Harrier

Northern Goshawk

A Northern Pintail in there

Peregrine Falcon

A lone Swan. I guess a Whooper Swan

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Russell Gorella


Little Corella + Galah cross

Lockyer Valley, Queensland, Australia

Another discovery on my outing with Rod Hobson in August. A Little Corella, Galah cross.

It looked like a Galah but the voice was that of a Corella.

Sorry about the post title. There was a running joke in Japan earlier this had to be there...