Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Gerygone's,Triller's, Wrens & Kingfishers 07/11/12

Birds at the Waterhole at Jarowair...
It seems that more birds are frequenting the little waterhole/dam at Jarowair of recent as it is a constant source of water.  Long grasses and small trees nearby make it a non-threatening place to visit, despite an amateur photographer hidden amongst the grass on the waters edge!  Damselflies and Dragonflies frequent the waters edge and the grasses, including the Eastern Billabongfly (Eastern Dart) and the Wandering Percher.

Birds seen at Jarowair 07/11/12

White-necked Heron
White-faced Heron
Striated Pardalote
White-throated Gerygone
White-winged Triller
Red-backed Fairywren
Sacred Kingfisher
Willie Wagtail
Laughing Kookaburra
Crow
Noisy Miner
Galah
Australian Magpie

White-throated Gerygone 07/11/12

White-throated Gerygone

Sacred Kingfisher
White-winged Triller (Female? or non-breeding male?)

White-winged Triller (Male Breeding)
Male Red-backed Fairy Wren being non-cooperative for the camera!  Rarely do the males come out of hiding - except for when there isn't a camera in sight!

Wandering Percher Dragonfly
Eastern Billabongfly (Eastern Dart) Damselfly

last but not least... my favorite wildflower... Paroo Lily still in abundant flowers at Jarowair :)

6 comments:

  1. A lovely selection of pictures. The first one is a real cutie and you've really captured the sparkle of the kingfisher. The flies are pretty handsome and a stunning wildflower. What a nice blog to visit! Happy days.

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    1. Thank you Russell. It has taken a long time, but we seem to be starting to have more little birds visit our patch.

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  2. Have to agree with Russell - and the gerygone, nice shot of a beautiful little bird that is difficult to see let alone photograph.

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    1. Thanks John, yes the Gerygone was a lucky shot - they don't keep still for long!

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  3. The Gerygone on the wire looks like he's not too happy about this fabulous capture! Love the Paroo lily - it looks a little bit familiar. Is it known by any other name?

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    1. Thankyou! Yes the Gerygone does look like he is "furrowing his brow"! The Paroo Lily is also known as the Blue Flax Lily or Blueberry Lily. There is avery similar plant also that has a similar flower but the leaves are different - the name escapes me at the moment, but I will get back to you with it. Judi.

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