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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

BLACK KITE IN FLIGHT, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

   We can ID this raptor as a Black Kite by its forked tail, angled wings, yellow legs, generally dark plumage and dark eye patch. 
   The Black Kite is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 655.




WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE IN FLIGHT, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

   We can ID this raptor as a Wedge-tailed Eagle by its wedge shaped tail, long wingspan compared to its size and underwing pattern. 
   The Wedge-tailed Eagle is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 654.



BLACK-SHOULDERED KITE ON SNAG & TAKING OFF, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

   We can ID this raptor as a Black-shouldered Kite by its pale grey upperparts, black shoulders, white head, black face patch  white underparts and yellow feet. 
   The Black-shouldered Kite is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 653.






Monday, October 30, 2017

AUSTRALASIAN PIPIT, LARA, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, 10/16/2017

   We can ID this bird as a Australasian Pipit by its pale brown upperparts with streaks, whitish underparts with streaks on breast,  pale stripe over the eye and long pinkish legs.
   The Australasian Pipit is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 652.



CAPE BARREN GOOSE, LARA, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

   We can ID this goose as a Cape Barren Goose by its grey plumage, short black bill and yellow-green cere. 
   The Cape Barren Goose is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 651.



MASKED LAPWING OR SPUR-WINGED PLOVER , LARA, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

   We can ID this bird as the eastern form of the Masked Lapwing (called the Spur-winged Plover in New Zealand) by its black crown, white neck and throat with black neck stripe, brown upperparts and yellow wattles  (you can just make this out in photo).
   The Masked Lapwing is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 650.
   


EMU, LARA, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

We can ID this bird as an Emu by its very large size, generally brown color and short bill. 
   The Emu is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 649.





CRESTED PIGEON ON WIRE, LARA, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA



   We can ID this pigeon as a Crested Pigeon by its black spike crest on top of the head, generally greyish color, black stripes on wings and orange eyes.
   The Crested Pigeon is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 648.

 


Sunday, October 29, 2017

FOREST RAVEN, COALMINE ROAD, ANGLESEA, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

    We can ID this bird as a Forest Raven by its large size, all black plumage, wedge-shaped tail and it's loud distinctive call, which sounds like a quaking duck.
   The Forest Raven is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 647.





GREAT CORMORANT, POINT ROADKNIGHT BACK BEACH, ANGLESEA, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

   We can ID this cormorant as a Great Cormorant (also called Great Black Cormorant) by its large size, all black color, yellowish face and yellowish throat patch. 
   The Great Cormorant is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 646. 





SOOTY OYSTERCATCHER., POINT ROADKNIGHT BACK BEACH, ANGLESEA, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

   We can ID this bird as a Sooty Oystercatcher by its all black plumage, pink-red legs and orange-red bill and eyes. 
   The Sooty Oystercatcher is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 645.






HOODED PLOVER, POINT ROADKNIGHT BACK BEACH, ANGLESEA, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

We can ID this plover as a Hooded Plover by its black head and throat, 
white nape, black shoulder patch, red bill with black tip and orange legs. 
   The Hooded Plover is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 644.





GREAT CRESTED TERNS, POINT ROADKNIGHT BACK BEACH, ANGLESEA, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA





Saturday, October 28, 2017

SHARON & GEORGE AT POINT ROADKNIGHT BACK BEACH, ANGLESEA, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA


VIEWS FROM POINT ROADKNIGHT BACK BEACH, ANGLESEA, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA












GALAH, BEACH AREA,LORNE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

   We can ID this cuckatoo as a Galah by its grey back, grey rump, pink face and chest, pink mobile crest and a carunculated  (fleshy naked outgrowth) eye-ring.  The Galah with the red iris is a female and with the dark iris is a male.
   The Galah is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 643.