New visitor in the garden

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An unusual loud, short repeated chirp drew my attention to this little bird that I’ve never seen – or heard previously in our valley. This Striated Pardalote has been hanging around for a few weeks now by itself, seemingly calling out for a mate.


Below, two New Holland Honey-eaters getting into the romance of spring!

Cropped images taken with Olympus EM1 II with 14-150mm F4.0-5.6 II

18 thoughts on “New visitor in the garden

  1. I’m always amazed when I see razor sharp, well-lit images of birds. My pictures are quite the contrary. I have to get my thinking hat on.. πŸ™‚

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    1. A very high shutter speed is essential, at least 1/1250. Focusing correctly is the hardest, I use Pro-capture mode which takes a burst of 15 shots, often only one might be in focus. A bright day helps keep ISO down but you need to avoid strong backlight. Lots of shots and lots of patience! πŸ™‚

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      1. I love seeing birds. Only crows are not so welcome here. I’ve crossed them off my Christmas list for bad behaviour when they’ve flown off with baby birds from the nests. Looking forward to seeing more of your fabulous birds.

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