Notes to readers of this Blog


Thank you for dropping by to check out my blog. You will see a lot of other Blogs about birds I follow down the left hand side. I strongly encourage you to check some of these out as well, they are entertaining and I love to see birds from all over the world, I hope you do too.

Monday, 5 March 2012

Dragon gets the dragonfly, Nankeen Kestrel, Budgies, Zebs, Willie Wagtail and a Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater

With the end of the rains (for now) comes the feasting by creatures great and small. Came across this Long-tailed Sand Dragon (I think, am happy to be corrected) having some lunch, on a dragonfly!

The birds of prey were mainly somewhere else, but this Nankeen kestrel was sitting in a tree by the side of the road and for once didn't fly off at the sight of the stranger from the metal thing on the grey/black ground:

Also saw a lot of Budgerigars (heard hundreds more) and took a few shots of the ones that were closer than most:

The Zebra Finches are having a great time with all this rain and they are a constant chirp around and just outside of Alice Springs (as well as lots of other places in central Australia I would think).
Just the female here:

A Willie Wagtail decided to pose atop a rock for me, always enjoy birds that not only appear, but stay long enough for a photo:

and finally for this post, a Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater that flew into a tree above me, showing off those strange markings on its front, but turning its head just enough to display that beautiful pink lining along its beak:
Happy Birding to all.

Oh, if you want to see more photos of any of the above birds, click their names below to go to the links:
Nankeen Kestrel
Zebra Finch
Willie Wagtail
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater


  1. Nice post Richard, couldn't agree more about the verification note you put at the top!! All the best

  2. Hi!
    A realy lovely collection of photos and birds.
    Greetings from Sweden

  3. Wonderful to have all these birds around!
    Always an enjoyment to discover what you saw!
    I am in awe with the Honeyeater picture. A lovely pose!
    Sorry about the "verification" thing on my blog, but I had once a problem and I do not wish to go through that again...
    Cheers, Richard!