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 🙂
Thanks and Cheers!
Tone 😀

18 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. 😍

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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 🙂

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  2. Nice to see all the birds. It’s the end of winter here in Winnipeg and I’ve seen a few Canada geese heading north. I’m near a river and I’m just waiting for the big flocks to come through! And various ducks and other birds. 😊

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    1. Thank you 😊 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 🇨🇦. 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 it’s just the first time I’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 they’re not exactly spoilt for choice now on our human modified planet 🌏 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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