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March 31, 2009

Bird Photography Dudley Bluff 090330

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Bird Photography at Dudley Bluff, 30th March, 2009

Today I went to the Dudley Bluff, or is it the headland? I am not sure. It was a fine sunny day so I took a trek along the bluff into the heath country. Oh yeah, I took my flash and flash mount and monopod. What a mistake! I think I would prefer to go into the bush with just the camera and having it hand held. It is heaps better and lighter and more manouverable through the bushes.

Anyway, back to the birds. A pair of White-cheeked Honeyeaters(Phylidonyris nigra) were perching on a bush near the track. They stayed there for a fair while but I just could not get over some of the bushes in the way.

White-cheeked Honeyeater

The out of focus foreground bushes in this one are a bit of a distraction, but oh well.

White-cheeked Honeyeater

Then I saw a Tawny-crowned Honeyeater(Phylidonyris melanops) on the top of a bush. It was a fair way away and I could not get any closer. The background in this photo is just beautiful. I love the pastel shades.

Tawny-crowned Honeyeater

On the way back, I saw a New Holland Honeyeater(Phylidonyris novaehollandiae) on a stick. I was lucky to get a shot of him as he was singing a lovely song just for me. ha ha.

New Holland Honeyeater

Here is another shot with a different framing. I like the framing of the bushes and the stick. It is cool.

New Holland Honeyeater

The other birds that I saw were a Crimson Rosella, Red Wattlebird, Eastern Spinebill, and a White-bellied Sea-eagle magnificently flew by and I stuffed up the shot. doh!

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