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Australian Reed-warbler

These photos are absolutely atrocious, and I’m not even going to tell you where to find the bird in them. It was such a gorgeous little bird, brown on the back, and yellowish on...

Comb-crested Jacana

These always look so amazingly awkward, with their huge spidery feet, and they’re always against such a busy background, but I hope I finally have better photos. I’m sure my previous Jacanas are tagged...

Little Friarbird

I have seen Little Friarbirds a very long time ago, but until yesterday I didn’t have any photos of one. Now I do 🙂

Little Black Cormorant

I’ve seen lots of cormorants, so I was a bit surprised to find that this was a new bird for my list! I maybe have seen, and even photographed a Little Black Cormorant before,...

Caspian Tern

At Wellington Point with my daughter and granddaughter again, and got some better photos than I had previously of a gorgeous Caspian Tern.

Grey Butcherbird

There was a young butcherbird carrying on, squalling for something to eat. It’s parent came down to it, to a small puddle, and got a drink, so the young bird had a drink too....