Saturday, September 21, 2013

Spring into Gluepot

What better way to escape the rain than head north to Gluepot Reserve and spend a day photographing birds?

It has rained all week in Adelaide yet Gluepot received less than 4mm, not even enough to settle the dust on the tracks.

An early start saw me arriving  at sunrise, approx. 5.45am. A chilly morning, first bird of the day being a Nightjar on the entrance track. It seems to wait for me every time I visit but in all these years still has not allowed me to manage a photo. I'm sure it gets great pleasure out of flying off just as I step out of the vehicle.

Today I was not looking for anything in particular, I just casually nosed about photographing what ever I happened to stumble across enjoying the sunny 27C day.

Here are a few photos from today.

Variegated Fairy-wren


Crimson Chat

Say cheese!

Female Gilbert's Whistler

Major Mitchell Cockatoo





There are certain angles that birds should  not be photographed on! Hilarious!
Common Bronze-wing


White-winged Chough




Crested Bellbird with food

Crested Bellbird still carrying it's grub


If I bob down you wont be able to see me...

Hmmm are you still there?

What you looking at?
Bearded Dragon