The Little Bird Creating a Big Flap

This is the Yellow Bittern creating a huge stir among Australian birders. Native to Asia no one knows how this little guy ended up in a creek pond of an upmarket suburban housing estate in Brisbane. According to media reports this is the first sighting of this bird in mainland Australia for as long as…

When Africa Blooms in Australia

What a sight it is to see African Aloes in full bloom down under in Australia. The aloe section of the Brisbane Botanical Gardens is presently a mass of splendid nectar laden flowers and the local birds are more interested in getting a suger high than worrying about cameras. It’s a splendid mix of bright…

Big Birds in the Land of Big Sky

One of the most striking things about Australia is the contrast between it’s blue sky, olive green plants and deep orange-red soil. But most of all it’s a land of big sky. Big sky made all the more bigger and colorful by the absolute lack of pollution and more stunning by the big birds that…

Dive Bathing

It’s not often that you come across a bird that has a clean feet obsessive compulsive disorder. At least that is the conclusion we came to after watching White Plumed Honeyeaters drink and bath. White Plumed Honeyeaters are common throughout a large swathe of Australia. They occur in loose flocks noisily feeding on gum tree…

Love in the Bush

Sometimes the simple things in life are the most rewarding. It’s the same with photography. Keep it simple and sometimes you are rewarded with shots that are really pleasing. Last weekend whilst strolling though Tinchi Tamba wetlands not far from where we are staying in Brisbane we came across a pair of Common Crow butterflies…