Birding, as most of you would be aware, can (and does) take over your life.
Little Pied Cormorant
It can become an expensive hobby if you let it, and I, for one, have fallen victim to the ever tempting quest of trying to see, and photograph every species of bird in
I am very grateful to have been invited to join a small team of bird photographers who all share the same passion (obsession) as I do, and thus am now providing my photographs to Bushpea.com. This website is a fantastic resource for anyone interested in Australian birds.
You can find a link to it in my Favourite Birding Links up on the right-hand side of your screen!
Australian Wood Duck
To see every bird in
is a huge task and consequently an action plan must be followed. This year my aim was to bird in Victoria, Broome, North Australia Queensland and Southern Queensland.
Australian White Ibis
In the last 5 months I have actively birded
and Broome and later this year I will return to Qld to repeat areas I visited last year to hopefully “clean up”. Victoria
Little Black Cormorant
I have had to save my pennies to ensure I could afford to pay for few weeks of intense birding as it is going to cost me a small fortune. Therefore I’ve had a bit of a “drought” in my little birding trips recently.
Immature Golden Whistler
I have used the past month to photograph many common species who tend to get over looked by many birders ( apart from January 1st of course, when most of us who keep year lists go crazy for a few days “ticking” every bird we can find as we need to start our lists again). I had not bothered to photograph these common birds (chooks) but found that I needed them to add to my Bushpea collection.
It appears to be that even though these common species are usually easy to find, as soon as a birder is looking for them, they undoubtedly will be nowhere to be found. Hence the noticeable absence of the House Sparrow in this collection of photographs. This bird, for the last 4 weeks has disappeared every single time I go out with my camera!