Although I’m surrounded by birds here I don’t have the best luck in photographing them. Kookaburras, Fairy Wrens, finches and honeyeaters frequent the garden. There are sometimes cockatoos, black and white and even owls although I’ve never seen one. Occasionally I get lucky and get a good shot but not as often as I’d like.
Today I thought I’d share some of my all time favourite bird photos. I’ve been lucky with swans, they are big enough that even I can’t miss them. Finding one on a nest was a bonus though. Ducks are pretty easy too, they are not scared of us. The Green Rosellas often visited in Geeveston and I see them in our garden here too eating ferns. I was pleased with the shot of the honeyeater who just turned up at the back door one morning and stood there looking in for quite a while.
The Ibis and the Pigeon are both scavengers so they are usually not too afraid if you get near them. If you eat outdoors in Sydney you are likely to have your lunch pinched by an Ibis.