Australian Botanical Gardens, Mount Annan 29/08/2015, La Perouse 30/08/2015

September 02, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

This weeks Blog is a walk through of shots form the Australian Botanical Gardens Mount Annan and a few shots from Sunday at La Perouse.

Plenty of birds about now the weather has started to warm up here. So a good day for bird shots the days are brighter as well so I can now get a faster shutter speed now to get clearer shots.
As I drove in to the gardens the first small dam is the home to a small group of Tree Martins, So I stopped there to get a few shots of these. The first one here is taken with the Little Martin up high on a dead branch, they seams to be setting up nesting sites in the various hollows in the dead branches.  


 

This is a pair of them sitting on the branch just beside the hollow.  

On the other side of the road was a few dead leaves the little Martins kept coming back for the dead leaves and would grab one then fly back to the hollow to line there nest with. So with them keep landing and taking off I set up and waited till I got this shot of one just taking off.
 


 


 

This ones just coming in to land but putting them together makes a nice series of shots.  
 

Another shot of the Martin taking off.
 

The there was a couple of little yellow Eastern Robin's about as usual these are there every week all year round.  
 


 

This next one is a different little Robin this one is a tiny little bird a Rose Robin this one is even smaller than the Eastern yellow Robins.
 


 


 

This little guy was not shy and this shot was taken only about 2m away from him. So some nice closeups on this one.
 


After a weekend here of quite a bit of rain I thought the place would have loads of mushrooms about, but no such luck this week. Only a couple of mushrooms about.

After that I tried my hand at the swallows on the lake again with practice I'm getting better but still a way to go on this yet. 

From there I drove home and driving in the drive the sun was getting low and was just lighting up the lavender growing my my front garden so I grabbed the 60D and shot this one before I unloaded the car. 

Sunday we drove out to La Perouse I was hopping to see if we could see a few whales along the coast no luck but did get a few more bird shots these ones are of a Nankeen Kestrel (Falco cenchroides) that was hunting along the shore line in the grass hill sides. 

The last shot for the weekend was of this New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae) there was quite a few of these around in the banksias that filled the scrub on the headland. 


Thanks for dropping by my blog this week, I'll be back next week with more. 

 

Glenn.


 


 


 


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