Michael Hare's place, Queensland, Australia
December 11, 2016
Had a great outing with Mick and Rod to Michael Hare's place again. It was a duller day and cooler than the visit on the previous Friday, but I think that's good for smaller birds. Fewer dragonflies but there were plenty of honeyeaters, treecreepers and friends along the creek. It was dull and challenged my ISO settings and I used a flash in some cases. I used the D7100 body this time compared to my D800 the week before. The subjects are closer but a little more noisy.
I also saw the most drongos I think I have ever seen and at least some were gathering nesting material. There were plenty of small nests about the place.
I also got some pics of a female Collared Sparrowhawk and a Grey Goshawk but the files are plagued by dust spots on the sensor. Will have to get the vacuum cleaner out.
Sincere thanks to Michael Hare, Mick and Rod for a very fruitful outing again. It's a very special place and it was an excellent day out to enjoy the cooler weather.
|Large Orange Assassin Bug|
-Thanks to Rob Hobson
Daphoenositta chrysoptera leucocephala
|Eastern Sedge Frog|