Beautiful Bees

There are many bird species that are eye catching, but one the most eye catching has to be Bee Eaters. It does not matter where in the world they are, these bird’s are stunning. And from a photography perspective the great thing about them is they are posers and generally allow you to get close…

Kruger in the Wet

¬† Kruger in the rainy season is a totally different experience to the dry season. The wet season may be a time of plenty for the wildlife but it’s a time of drought when it comes to good photography opportunities. The bush throughout the park during this time of year is a lush green with…

The Art of Building a Grass House

There are two things that never fail to get my attention, a bunch of Baboons messing around, and Weaver Birds busy building their nests. Give me any one of these and I’m a happy chap. What’s fascinating about weaver birds is how they manage to intricately thread and weave strands of grass into a perfectly…

The Possum and the Python

Very rarely do you get to witness nature raw. But today was one of those rare days. We never even had to travel thousands of kilometers into the bush. It happened right next door. Unbelievable! It started out like any other Friday, until Lynette out in the backyard frantically called me after seeing a big…

The Need for Speed

Once in a while you get lucky and what starts as a bummer of a day turns out to be full of welcome surprises! The past few days the wonderfully mild Brisbane winter was turned¬† upside down by a front of crappy cold wet Melbourne weather that made its way up the coast and screwed…

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…