Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

March 27, 2012

Melbourne Bird Photography

Filed under: Birds — admin @ 12:23 am

Merri Creek, Melbourne

Well I went photographing birds this morning. The first time in more than a year. I finally got myself a lens and it is working great so far. I went down to the local park and down to the creek. There were only common birds but I wented to test out the lens to make sure it was sharp and did not have a focus problem.

Indian Mynah
Indian Mynah

A common Indian Mynah was feeding on the grass in the park with a couple of Magpie-larks. There are lots of them in the parks around Melbourne.

Australian Magpie
Australian Magpie

A magpie swooped down on them and they scarpered off. Magpies are very territorial and aggressive. This one hung out in the tree to make sure they did not come back.

Red Wattlebird
Red Wattlebird

This Red Wattlebird made a violent racket and then proceeded to hang upside down. It is a bit dark but its a really interesting pose.


Bees feeding on flowers

On the way back in the street a gum was in blossom and the bees were feeding like crazy on the nectar. Well that is about it. The lens is working good. I am back into it.


  1. These may be common to you, but they’re quite exotic to this New Mexican. Lens looks nice and sharp!

    Comment by Linda Rockwell — March 27, 2012 @ 12:38 am

  2. Nice work Steve. I look forward to following your indo adventures

    Comment by Troy — March 27, 2012 @ 2:12 am

  3. thanks troy and linda.

    hopefully will be posting lots more exotic bird photos very soon.
    maybe even next week.

    steve 🙂

    Comment by @steve_happ — March 28, 2012 @ 6:23 am

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