Hello everyone..

Sorry been a bit slow on the update, had many things going on, have been testing out a new lens and doing a lot of scouting for new birds and locations, have many images to share and I will add them to my Birds folders, please visit those for particular species.

I went to Tilley Swamp Reserve yesterday in search of the very in (South Australia) endangered Southern Emu Wren, after a lot of moving and walking around I was so very lucky to find a pair just going about their day, managed to get some lovely images, hope you like them, this was a first sighting for me so was very happy as you could imagine. before I found these I came across a beautiful family of Superb Fairy Wrens, always a photo opportunity with these guys too.

Southern Emu-wren   Stipiturus malachurus  Maluridae

Southern Emu-wren

Stipiturus malachurus
Maluridae

Superb Fairy-wren   Malurus cyaneus  Maluridae

Superb Fairy-wren

Malurus cyaneus
Maluridae

Hope you like the images, will have quite a few more to update shortly.

Thanks again for stopping by…


Hello Again…

Had a great day at the Tolderol Game Reserve yesterday, quite a variety of birds to see and capture even though it was minus 3 degrees on my way there!

Always a great place to visit and even the drive in to the Reserve if you look carefully there are birds on the way

Elegant Parrot on the road to the Reserve

Elegant Parrot on the road to the Reserve

Variegated Fairy-wren

Variegated Fairy-wren

Please note New Blogs at the top of this page to save scrolling, hope you enjoy the images, until next time

Thank you & Take Care

Michael


Hello,

Had a great afternoon session at Cox Scrub Conservation Park testing out a new lens, was more than happy with the results and I had a visit from a few stunning birds…please see my previous trips page for more images and details

Scarlet Robin

Scarlet Robin

Red Rumped Parrot

Red Rumped Parrot

As my Blob page has got a bit long I have decided to add new blogs to the top of the page save scrolling down, til next time, stay safe and warm

Michael


**Please note Previous Blog posts from here down**

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"Finally"

I have decided to get on top of things and start my web page

Hello and welcome to my new web page, thank you for stopping by, as you can imagine this will be a work in progress as I come to grips with getting this all together, have to start somewhere so hope this all makes some sense, I will be adding more currant and new photos as I get about and get time, hopefully my site is easy to navigate around and enjoyable looking at my work and images?

Kind Regards

Michael


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Sunset Cape Jervis South Australia

Sunset Cape Jervis South Australia

Well my first Blog update, went down south with a long time Buddy chasing some coastline sunset images, well usual luck, the sky just would not do its magic for us, oh well, that's photography for ya, didn't matter, many giggles and laughs were had, very amusing watching Nathan trying to land his drone as we were perched rather precariously on the rocks, wind was blowing and waves were crashing all around us and to top it off it was almost dark! I haven't laughed so much for ages, I could have sworn either the Mavic was going for a swim, Nathan was going for a swim, or everything was going to get smashed to pieces on the rocks, oh strewth, I am still laughing, anyways, we all live for another day and the shutters on the camera's were never going to wear out this day...maybe next time?

Michael


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Great day out today, down to Cox & Scott creek conservation parks


Carrickalinga beach sunset

Carrickalinga beach sunset

Blog update, went down South with a long time friend to a fabulous little beach named Carrickalinga beach, we have shot down here many times but we have never had the sky light up for us, well the sun Gods were smiling down on us last night!


Hello again,

Well its been a little while, after a very long think and a fair bit of trepidation I have decided to jump ship with my Camera equipment, I have only ever shot using Canon and over time been lucky enough to use their best equipment available but I thought its time to try something new so I am in the process of changing over to the Sony system.

So far I am very happy to admit it has been a fairly seamless and enjoyable process and I am already seeing the fruits of my decision, it will be a steep learning curve to get to grips with my new toys but I am up for a challenge, the main thing for me is image quality and ease of capturing that image, hopefully with time it might reflect in my photos lets see - lol?

Variegated Fairy-wren  Malurus lamberti Maluridae

Variegated Fairy-wren

Malurus lamberti
Maluridae

Superb Fairy-wren  Malurus cyaneus Maluridae

Superb Fairy-wren

Malurus cyaneus
Maluridae

A Royal Spoonbill and White Faced Heron having a despute over fishing area's

A Royal Spoonbill and White Faced Heron having a despute over fishing area's


Back again, Had a great day up at Morgan South Australia, been wanting to capture the Splendid Fairy Wrens with my Sony gear, was lucky enough to find a few and get a few photos.

Hello....

Hello....

Splendid Fairy Wrens

Splendid Fairy Wrens

                         Was a fabulous day, till next time.....


Hello again,

 Just recently had a beautiful week away to the West Coast of South Australia, Stayed at the Glorious Camel Beach House which sits atop a stunning part of coastline with a beautiful pristine beach at your footsteps, the most intoxicating smells and sounds of waves gently rolling in....and of course my favourite colour

"Ocean"

Please find more images from the trip on my previous trips & locations page.

CBH under the Milky Way, the sky at night here is like an electric light show, you feel so close you could just reach up and touch them

CBH under the Milky Way, the sky at night here is like an electric light show, you feel so close you could just reach up and touch them

You can never tire of this view...

You can never tire of this view...

Australian Salmon within metres of the beach all day...

Australian Salmon within metres of the beach all day...

As the Eastern Osprey fly's off into the sky...it's bye for now, but will return....

As the Eastern Osprey fly's off into the sky...it's bye for now, but will return....


Hi there...

Just came back from a few days camping up at the Gluepot reserve, was my first trip there so was mainly exploring and finding my way around and working out where are some good places etc. to find some birds, they have 5 fantastic bird hides set up with watering troughs for the birds and they provide superb platforms to see and capture some of the amazing birdlife up there, the camp grounds are well maintained and just perfect for a few days spotting, I will be back for sure, I had a wonderful trip.

                Please find more images from the trip on my previous trips & locations page.

A busy spot!

A busy spot!

Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo, Lophochroa leadbeateri Cacatuidae

Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo, Lophochroa leadbeateri Cacatuidae

Gluepot Reserve is located 1.5 hrs drive on well-maintained dirt roads north of Waikerie, SA. The Reserve is open to visitors year-round. Entry fees are payable upon arrival. Facilities include a visitor information center, campgrounds, bird-hides, driving and walking tracks, and brochures.

https://gluepot.org/

Bye for now, time to start planning my next one.


Back once more..

Went down South to Goolwa and the Coorong National Park chasing Birds of Prey last night, found a couple and managed a few photos, always great fun trying to capture these beautiful birds in flight.

Please find more images from the day on my previous trips & locations page.

Black-shouldered Kite, Elanus axillaris Accipitridae, you can see how they get their name in this one

Black-shouldered Kite, Elanus axillaris Accipitridae, you can see how they get their name in this one

Whistling Kite, Haliastur sphenurus, Accipitridae

Whistling Kite, Haliastur sphenurus, Accipitridae

Swamp Harrier, Circus approximans, Accipitridae

Swamp Harrier, Circus approximans, Accipitridae

Back to planning for my next adventure...


Hi Again...

Had a very brief but enjoyable day back at Gluepot Reserve, I knew the weather forecast was not going to be so good but took a chance anyways as I wanted to hopefully capture the very beautiful, and aptly named Regent Parrot, I seen a few very briefly on my first trip but they never landed anywhere close, well I got lucky this time and managed to get a few lovely shots.

Please find more images from the day on my previous trips & locations page.

Regent Parrot Polytelis anthopeplus Psittacidae

Regent Parrot Polytelis anthopeplus Psittacidae

Regent Parrot, Polytelis anthopeplus Psittacidae

Regent Parrot, Polytelis anthopeplus Psittacidae

Mulga Parrot, Psephotus varius

Mulga Parrot, Psephotus varius

Cant wait to get back there for a good week next time.

Bye for now...


Back once more,

Just got back from the Cooper Basin field, was lucky enough to have my camera with me on this visit so managed to get some more photos of one of my favorite birds, the White Winged Fairy Wren, also got some of the Blue Bonnet Parrot which has evaded me every time I have tried lol

Please find more images from the trip on my previous trips & locations page.

White Winged Fairy Wren

White Winged Fairy Wren

Blue Bonnet Parrot

Blue Bonnet Parrot

Eyrean Grasswren,

Eyrean Grasswren,


Hello...

Had a great day down at one of my favorite places, the Coorong National Park South Australia, it is a stunning stretch of water and it rarely disappointments with plenty of birdlife photographic opportunities..

Eastern Great Egret, Ardea modesta Ardeidae

Eastern Great Egret, Ardea modesta Ardeidae

Red-necked Avocet, Recurvirostra novaehollandiae, Recurvirostridae

Red-necked Avocet, Recurvirostra novaehollandiae, Recurvirostridae

Crested Tern, Thalasseus bergii Laridae

Crested Tern, Thalasseus bergii Laridae

Whistling Kite, Haliastur sphenurus Accipitridae

Whistling Kite, Haliastur sphenurus Accipitridae

Thank you for stopping by...

Til next time...


Hello once more

Back for another update, I have had a couple of great mornings capturing those aerial fishing masters the diving Terns down at the Coorong National Park, met up with a fabulous fellow Photographer, "Hi Gary", had many serious giggles and failures trying to capture these fast flying acrobats and somehow managed even a few nice images.

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                                               Little Tern

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Will be updating my latest trips pages as time permits as I may have gone a little bit trigger happy with my A9, don't tell the Barrage operator!

I have recently set up a Video Page and done a new Video with a few clips of some my adventure's and am planning to do some more going forward if I get positive feedback, thank you once again to all the people who have contacted me with all your very kind comments, its all very much appreciated.

Well that's it for now, take great care and will be back soon....

 

Bye for now

Bye for now


Back again,

Been a bit quiet here, the winter weather has come in and the birds, motivation and light are all a bit scarce, bit I did manage to do a quick trip back up to Morgan South Australia  in search of Red Capped Robins and Splendid Fairy wrens, Sony have recently released their new 400mm f2.8 lens but that is well out of my pay grade and I have been in need of a long lens so I thought I would try out the Sigma 150-600mm Sport lens with the Sigma MC-11 adapter, dosn't do a bad job really, not much use for flying birds but stationary subjects is an option til Sony releases there 200-600mm next year..

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Red Capped Robin

Please find more photos over on my previous trip and location page.


Also...

just uploaded another quick little video of a Little Cormorant swallowing a huge fish down at the Coorong National Park I captured the whole sequence at 20 FPS still images on my Sony A9, I cant believe this bird managed to get the whole fish down, it was nearly as large as himself!!

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*Please see my Video Page for the clip*


Had a short, quick little trip up to the Tolderol Game Reserve in search of the little Golden-Headed Cisiticola, wasn't long before i found a few of these beautiful little birds singing away in the morning sun.

Golden-Headed Cisticola

Golden-Headed Cisticola

Was a fabulous morning,

Please find more photos over on my previous trip and location page.

Til Next time

Michael.


Just had a fabulous trip to Hattah-Kulkyne National Park in Victoria, was my fist trip there so quiet a bit of exploring and finding my way around, managed to get a few images of a bird I really wanted to see so was so happy to make a few images of the beautiful and very endangered Mallee Emu Wren, already planning another trip!

Mallee Emu-wren Stipiturus mallee Maluridae (Male)

Mallee Emu-wren Stipiturus mallee Maluridae (Male)

Mallee Emu-wren Stipiturus mallee Maluridae (Male)

Mallee Emu-wren Stipiturus mallee Maluridae (Male)

Please see more images from this trip at my latest locations page...


Had a stunning week staying at the beautiful and relaxing Yondah Beach House on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsular, wow, what a truly amazing place to stay and unwind with nature

 

Stunning Yondah Beach House

Stunning Yondah Beach House

Stunning birds just in the gardens on this beautiful 300 acre property, Variegated Fairy Wren

Stunning birds just in the gardens on this beautiful 300 acre property, Variegated Fairy Wren

Please see my previous trips and adventure page for more images and details.


Had a truly epic morning chasing one of my favorite birds, the very fast, and very beautiful Rainbow Bee-Eaters, had a fabulous time and managed to make a few nice images of them, I was so inspired I thought I would do another small video showing off some of the birds.

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Please see my previous trips and adventure page for more images and details.

Thank you for stopping by.


 

Just came back from a beautiful week aboard one of Griffens Marina houseboats leaving from Blanchetown on the river Murray South Australia, what a stunning week we had, beautiful weather, amazing wildlife and scenery

https://www.griffensmarina.com.au/

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Hope you like it, please see all the details at my latest adventure page…


Just recently uploaded another small little video clip, “ My back yard the Coorong National Park” I am truly blessed having this all within 10 minutes of where I live.

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Please see my video page for this and previous videos,

Thank you for watching


Another little video upload, “ The Tern Twist” always fun watching these little birds do their

mid air spin to exhale the water out after a dive

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Please see my video page for this and previous videos,

Thank you for watching


Was so happy to stumble upon 3 beautiful little Sacred Kingfishers today at my local Park the Coorong, managed to capture a few images

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Please see my latest trips and adventure page for the some more of the photos.





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