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 Post subject: Birds of Moreton Island
PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:37 am 
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Just a few birds I came across last weekend:

Galah:

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Pied Cormorant:

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Kookaburra:

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:15 pm 
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I've never seen birds like that before, they look awesome! That's a really great set of pictures AdamP!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:45 am 
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I've not seen a red breasted galah, down here they are pink, nice set. It's amazing when you see these birds every day you take no notice of them in photographic terms. :(

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:12 am 
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Great set.. I have always loved Kookaburras... they seem to be a funny bird to me... I need to get back to australia and new zealand one of these days.. been too long

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:17 am 
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thanks fellas...this was my first time seeing a kookaburra, they are pretty funny. the one in the last 2 shots let me get super close, he would just stare at me for a minute as if he was proud to be photographed haha

4xxxx...the coolest bird i've seen since being here so far is the rainbow lorikeet, up in mooloolaba. it was one of those times where i thought about bringing my camera, then decided against it, and kicked myself afterwards. they're beautiful birds...loud little critters

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:56 am 
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Great shots and good level of detail and sharpness on the close ups.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:06 am 
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thanks rob 8)

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:00 am 
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I agree with the rainbow lorikeet but they are flighty and hard to capture. Behind me is a park and we get heaps of them every day, I think they go to the hinterland in the day and use the trees for a rest on the way back to Burleigh Heads for the night.


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Interesting...someone was telling me that there's a certain tree that they eat fruit from when it blooms in the summer, and the fruit actually intoxicates them, which gets them all crazy and playful. Probably a lot of baby lorikeets made during this time too :wink:

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:12 pm 
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that is interesting adam as we too have a bird up here called waxwings which do the same thing... get drunk off of fermented berries and then do crazy things like fall off branches and whatnot.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:29 am 
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haha that's gotta be so much fun to watch!

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