Air heads

(6 photos) – A selection of birds I “shot” a few weeks ago but overlooked editing when life got busy and hard drives failed.

I noticed these parrots feeding during a short break at Kangaroo Bay. I thought they were Tasmania’s endemic Green Rosella’s at first which visit my home, but noticed the white cheek patches and bright red head. They are White-cheeked Rosella complex: Eastern Rosella, which also populate Victoria and NSW on the Australian mainland.

White-cheeked Rosella complex: Eastern Rosella
Lift off! – a series of images combined in Photoshop.

On a weekend walk along the GASP boardwalk at Berriedale to MONA with the “Hobart Amblers Club” – a small group of friends – I took a few shots of the local bird life.

Black Swan
Unidentified Duck – possibly female Australasian Shoveller?
White-faced Heron
White-faced Heron

I have a few distractions over the next week or so which may limit my blog posting.

Over the last year or so, I’ve found WordPress to be a great international platform to publish my photography, tell a story and showcase the beautiful and quite unique island home of Tasmania I’m lucky enough to live on. It is unlike any other social-media platform – and in a good way.

I want to thank everyone that visits and supports this site with likes, comments and follows, I really appreciate the feedback and encouragement and try to reciprocate in-kind as time permits.

Rest assured, I haven’t flown the coupe, I’ll fly back here with more content soon ๐Ÿ™‚
Thanks and Cheers!
Tone ๐Ÿ˜€

20 thoughts on “Air heads

  1. So many beautiful birds, wow! I’m glad I found your blog, WP has a wonderful community of great people as you’ve found. I’ve been blogging for ten+ years now on WP. I would love to visit Tasmania. ๐Ÿ˜

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    1. Thanks John, I enjoy your blog too and have learnt a lot about Navada because of it. Photographing birds can be very time consuming, unless you get lucky like I did with these ones, right time, tight place ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. Nice to see all the birds. Itโ€™s the end of winter here in Winnipeg and Iโ€™ve seen a few Canada geese heading north. Iโ€™m near a river and Iโ€™m just waiting for the big flocks to come through! And various ducks and other birds. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š You would have more extreme seasons than me I expect, my daughter went to Guelph University on exchange just before Covid so I learnt a little about Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ. Lovely place, I hope you get some lovely images of the migrating geese and other birds!

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    1. Thanks, I thought we only had the green Rosella here, they are quite similar though so perhaps itโ€™s just the first time Iโ€™ve been observant enough to spot the differences! The bright red head should have been an obvious giveaway though.

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  3. You are so lucky to have these beautiful birds in your area. I would be so thrilled to see those rosellas here. All the rest too, are not known here. We have the great blue heron which looks similar to your white-faced heron. But it’s a treat to see these different birds. Thanks for a wonderful post, and we’ll see you soon, I hope.

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    1. Thanks Anneli, lucky to have lots of water around us and still a few estuaries and wetlands that draw them in. I guess theyโ€™re not exactly spoilt for choice now on our human modified planet ๐ŸŒ as they once would have been.

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      1. But the only way we see this kind of bird (like that budgie type) is in a cage, and I sure don’t want to see that. Sometimes I think an island is a very good thing.

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  4. I many like your beautiful blog. A pleasure to come stroll on your pages. A great discovery and a very interesting blog. I will come back to visit you. Do not hesitate to visit my universe. A soon.

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