Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

May 13, 2016

Regent Bowerbird

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Saltwater National Park.

Back to Saltwater National Park again. This time I finally got some good shots of the male Regent Bowerbird. It was late in the afternoon so the ISO is a bit hight but they are decent photos of a very pretty birdie.

male Regent Bowerbird
male Regent Bowerbird (Sericulus chrysocephalus)

female Regent Bowerbird
female Regent Bowerbird (Sericulus chrysocephalus)

immature male Regent Bowerbird
immature male Regent Bowerbird (Sericulus chrysocephalus)

I also got a bad photo of a Wonga Pigeon, which I have not seen before so I stuck it on the end here.

Wonga Pigeon
Wonga Pigeon (Leucosarcia melanoleuca)

May 9, 2016

Saltwater National Park. NSW

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Mid-north Coast, New South Wales.

I had never seen these sea-slugs before. There were a heap of them at the rock pool at Forster. I asked one of the fishermen what they were and he said they were sea-slug or Spanish Dancers and that he had never before seen them around here and they were more commonly up north in Queensland. I looked them up and they are some type of Nudibranch.

Spanish Dancer
Hexabranchus sanguineus

White-bellied Sea-eagle
White-bellied Sea-eagle

This young White-bellied Sea-eagle was being harrassed by a couple of crows. She eventually got the shits with them and sailed off over the other side of the headland.

Emerald Ground-dove
Emerald Ground-dove (Chalcophaps indica)

Emerald Ground-doves are mostly found in eastern coastal rainforests. I think I have not photographed these before. If my memory serves me correct. doh!

Regent Bowerbird
Regent Bowerbird (Sericulus chrysocephalus)

This is either a female or immature bird. Not sure which.

Little Wattlebird
Little Wattlebird

I never tire of of the textures of these little darlings.

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