Australia's most beautiful fairy wren is unfortunately endangered. Its streamside habitat is easily degraded by livestock coming down to water to drink.
The pouch on the Australian pelican colours up when it is in breeding mode.
One of my local birds, and restricted to the Adelaide region.
One of Australia's commonest falcons but not a very powerful flyer.
Despite the name, this sandpiper is not so common downunder!
Good morning sunshine
Early morning usually provides the best light for bird photography and this morning was certainly no exception.
Home is the hunter
I had seen this bird nesting in the chimney of this historic Inn a few years before. When I had a chance to visit during the breeding season I just had to stake out near the house and wait. The kestrels usually perched on the weather vane before making their final approach to the nest site inside the chimney.
There were some 30-40 rainbowbirds on this fenceline, all waiting for dragonflies to make the crossing over the flodplain.
Extinct on the South Australian mainland a healthy population of little Tammar wallabies continues on lovely Kangaroo Island.
The stiltwalkers of Ellesmere
I went to Lake Ellesmere in new Zealand looking for the somewhat curious Wrybill, a bird who's beak always curves to the left! In addition to Wrybill I saw black stilts and these wonderful pied stilts.
Pelicans are common across much of Australia's beaches and waterways but I never tire of photographing them.
An endangered, diminutive bird that is probably easier to find on Kangaroo Island than the Australian mainland.
Another shot taken on my old film camera, manual focus, hand held, one shot. An experience which is very difficult to have in today's techno world. Much has been lost and much has been gained.