spraggii Here's my best shot from Cairns. A male double-eyed fig parrot feeding on some figs in the wild :D enjoy 17h

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spraggii Day 8: last morning in Cairns I took the opportunity to soak up all the local sites and birds. Including this peaceful dove. While Almost impossible to see in perth,this guy was happy for me to get within a metre for photos, next to the local fish and chips shop! It's the small things like this that keeps me constantly amazed about our bird life :) 1w

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spraggii Day 6: Zillee Falls. This was my first attempts at a waterfall shot! We spent the whole day travelling from waterfall to waterfall, trudging through rainforest, and checking out the occasional new bird ;P all in all this was an epic day!!! New birds for the day included saris crane, yellow throated scrub wren and grey headed robin. 2w

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spraggii Cairns Day 5: yesterday I had the opportunity to head out to Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef. This was my first time to the reef and I was simply blown away. The highlights of the trip were a nice close up of a rose-crowned fruit dove and a one-on-one snorkel with this beauty! 2w

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spraggii Day 4: Atherton Tablelands. Yesterday I had the opportunity to spend the whole day birding with David 'chook' Crawford of Close-up birding adventure tours. Not only was he an excellent guide but he got me a total of 30 new species in the one day! Including this cracker shot of an Azure kingfisher . I would definately recommend to any new birder to Cairns 2w

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spraggii Cairns Day 3: after a full day checking out the forest village of Kuranda I noticed an unusually large bird from my hotel window. Well hello Black-necked Stork! 2w

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spraggii Day two at Cairns. Was shopping with the folks and saw this white-bellied sea-eagle just chilling in a nearby tree!! Now that's my kind of shopping :P 2w

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spraggii First day on holiday in Cairns. I get pooped on by this little guy. I ain't even mad :P double-eyed fig parrots are Australia's Smallest parrot and are native to Northern Queensland 2w

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spraggii While not native to Western Australia, this Mute Swan is one of a small but stable population of birds that lives on the Avon river in Northam. These birds are protected from interference by law and are quite a tourist attraction! 1mon

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spraggii This cute little New holland honeyeater was investigating my unusual bird stalking tactics. For a metre below was a very shy buff-banded rail (pics to come). Honeyeaters are best know for their fine feather tongues, which are used to retrieve nectar from flowers, but not exclusively! Due to Australia's highly seasonal flowers many honeyeaters have adapted to feeding on insects as well! 1mon

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spraggii No matter how many times I photograph male red-capped robins, they always end up overexposed :/. Probably a testament to their killer colour combination (and the sun....). Photographed at #dryandra last week :D 1mon

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spraggii This male Baudin's Black-cockatoo was seriously regretting picking a fight with this female. The beak of a baudins is specially designed to pick the seeds out of jarrah (eucalyptus marginata) gumnuts and can be distinguished from carnaby's (photographed previously) by its elongated bill #baudinsblackcockatoo 2mon
  •   __sara_kay Awesome shot! @spraggii aren't they so beautiful even when angry! 2mon
  •   __sara_kay Where did you see there gorgeous birds? @spraggii 2mon
  •   luckymacphotography Fantastic, great shot! 2mon
  •   spraggii Thanks @__sara_kay @luckymacphotography ! I found these beauties on the corner of Welshpool East and canning road after heading back from a friends place. There was a flock of about 100 on this guys farm. These birds in particular were ripping off the bark 2mon
  •   __sara_kay Oh yeah the bark does look quite shredded doesn't it! @spraggii that's so cool seeing so many! Maybe they're looking for grubs, I know they get some grubs from inside banksia cones they prob hide in bark too! 2mon
  •   luckymacphotography Was this a birding expedition or do you stumble across these beauties by chance @spraggii ? 2mon
  •   spraggii Yeah maybe @__Sara _kay! These ones just looked like they were sharpening their beaks though. @luckymacphotography I usually try and go somewhere once a week usually by myself or with a friend :) on this occasion though I saw them through the corner of my eye while driving. Lucky I had my camera with me! 2mon
  •   nonih13 Cool! 2mon

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spraggii Splendid Fairy-wren male having a preen :) #splendidfairywren 2mon

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spraggii A new species for my bird list! I was very lucky to see this red-browed #finch while checking out a nursery up in the perth hills. The red-browed finch is an introduced species from the eastern states and has a small confined population in riverine systems near lesmurdie. 2mon

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spraggii I reckon this nankeen #night-heron has found the perfect real estate. A pond full of koi! This adult is in the process of producing its white head streamers for breeding season :) 2mon

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