Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Golden Whistler at Jarowair

I was thrilled to spot this beautiful Male Golden Whistler in a small Ironbark Tree at Jarowair last week! We have never seen them on our patch of land before (have seen them on neighbouring thickly treed property). I managed a couple of photos before it disappeared into thick grasses nearby.  Finally the small birds are starting to come to our patch.  Photos of other small birds photographed recently to come in a separate post.   J.G.



Golden Whistler at Jarowair 23/06/14


Linking with Wild Bird Wednesday 02/07/14

22 comments:

  1. Judith these have to be one of my favourite birds; how special to see them venturing into your patch; well done. Lovely rewards for a lot of dedication there.

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    1. Thanks Carole, I love them too, they are stunning. Yes it was a very exciting finding, we certainly could do with a lot more trees to encourage them more often however. Its a great start.

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  2. He is a stunner! Love your new header too.

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    1. Hi John, thanks for your comment - I was happy to see it and manage a photo that was recognizable also - thanks for the comment about the header, I needed to make a wider one to fit in with the new width of the page as I have added so much to it! I probably should have added some flora images however. Thanks, Judi

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  3. Great shot and I love the call of this Whistler.

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    1. Thanks Margaret, It was rather lucky I had the camera with me and was able to manage a couple of photos as proof! Thanks for your comment.

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  4. What a pretty bird. I love bird with "yellow" markings. So glad you got to see this one up so close.

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    1. Thanks Ida, yes the vibrant yellow is beautiful I agree, it is amazing how they can still manage to be relatively unseen in thickly treed areas though despite the bright colours. Thanks for your comment.

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  5. Great photos of the Golden Whistler. They are beautiful wherever they are found. Hope they stay around your patch!

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    1. Thanks Mick, I certainly hope too that they hang around! We need to look at some more mass planting of trees and shrubs once spring comes again to encourage other small bird visitors. Thanks for your comment.

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    1. Thanks Gunilla for your comment, I agree it is very pretty, the female, however is rather dull in comparison to the vibrant male!.... always the way it seems :) Thanks again

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  7. A very pretty bird, love the colors and markings.. It is great to have this beauty in your patch! Have a happy day and weekend!

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    1. Hi Eileen, I agree the vibrant yellow, white and black markings are gorgeous. We hope he hangs around! Thank you for your comments and have a lovely weekend also.

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  8. That is a STUNNING bird! great photos!

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    1. Hi Marie, Thankyou, he is stunning isn't he! Thanks for your comment.

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  9. What a beautiful bird :) Great shots !

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    1. Thanks Ela, it was lucky I had the camera with me and managed these few photos as proof! thanks for your comment.

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  10. These are a great bird, which I have never managed to get a picture of!

    Jealous!

    Sorry for the slow reply - very hectic weeks!

    Stewart M

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    1. Hi Stewart, Thanks for your comment - I agree they are a beautiful bird, These two photos are the only ones that turned out reasonably well from the short time I saw this bird at our place, so I was relieved to get them. Thanks for your reply and for hosting the Wild Bird Wednesday.

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  11. How gorgeous!! I've never seen one of these birds. I've just read your info about where you live. You are blessed to live in such a wonderful area and it's so wonderful that you are part of the Land for Wildlife organisation!
    We love the area where you live. We recently drove out that way so I could do some rural shooting and to see the falls.

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    1. Thanks Liz for your comment, we love it here where we are and although our block of land is reasonably sparse in areas, the variety of wildlife we have experience and learnt about while living here has been amazing. Hopefully over time it will improve even more. We are lucky that our property adjoins other properties with owners who also have left a lot of their land as is. It really is one of those things though, you have to look to see things. My husband jokes that he is the one who finds all of the interesting critters and I get the credit as I have photographed them! It is a team effort and one we both love of discovering new wildlife in our own patch of bushland. Thanks for your comment, glad you have had a chance to visit the local area also - I'll have another look at your photos. Judi

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