Capturing Photos of Beautiful Birds while Travelling

It is amazing the amount of different types of birds we see on our travels in Australia.  The hardest part is we always want a better camera to capture them with.  Especially the little birds they are so tiny. Just when you think you will get a great shot they flit off to another place and you miss out.

This little Kingfisher fell out of his nest in Berri South Australia. My husband caught it in his hat and put it in a hole in tree as the Minor birds were attacking it.  Eventually his mother showed up although we left before we saw her with it.

This little Kingfisher fell out of his nest
This little Kingfisher fell out of his nest

Injured Magpie

We felt sorry for this Magpie as he has injured his foot, and the others kept beating it to the food.

Whenever travelling always make sure you have your camera handy as you never know what you can see to capture memories to last you a lifetime.

Beautiful White Swans

These beautiful white swans were swanning about cleaning themselves after foraging in the undergrowth for food.

Lorrikeet feeding from flowers at Bluewater creek

We stayed for a couple of nights at the Bluewater Creek overnight stop in Queensland.  While there we saw many varieties of birds like the Lorrikeet above and Honeyeaters, Kookaburras and numerous other smaller birds.  Can highly recommend stopping there for a few days.

Talking Pelican at Cammoweal

If your looking for a great camping spot in Queensland then Camooweal is a great choice.  There is plenty of space where you can camp beside the river. An added bonus is the beautiful water birds that visit the area.  Plus it will not cost you a cent to stay for a few nights either, so this helps with travelling costs.

Quenching their thirst

These little guys below were looking for a drink at a water tank at one of the rest areas before Kiama.

Spotted this eagle with two others this trip 2015 near Baladonia
Spotted this eagle with two others this trip 2015 near Baladonia

The Wedge-tailed Eagle is Australia’s largest bird of prey.  Their wingspan is close to 3 meters wide and over 1 meter long. At the same time these are not the heaviest birds of prey.

This goshawk was feeling the heat in Berri SAustralia
This goshawk was feeling the heat in Berri South Australia

Like us the heat effects our beautiful birds too.  This Goshawk can be seen with mouth open gasping for air.

 

If you are a bird watcher then here are more photos of other birds we have seen on our travels in Australia 

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