Galahs Galore

It’s getting late. You are sitting at a waterhole and the Boss has had enough of dust and flies and want’s to leave. Then a bunch of thirty or so Galahs flock in to drink. It’s only Galahs, but the light from the setting sun is absolutely perfect. What do you do….listen to the boss…

Emu Super Scoopers

They say, find a waterhole and Africa comes to you. Well, it seems this old adage applies equally well in Australia! While driving round the Bowra Conservancy near Cunnamulla over Easter we came across a waterhole with great photography potential and settled down to see what turns up. After an unsuccessful attempt to use a…

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…