An evening at the WTP

With the hot weather just making day trips so hard for photography, hard on the birds, hard on the photographer and hard on great images, we’ve been a bit subdued of late.

A small dry cool change wafted through and we took the chance to go back out on the Murtcain(m) to see if we could  sight those elusive Brolgas.

The evening light played such a fine tune over the scene, and the breeze from the ocean was really refreshing. The birds seem to enjoy it too.

Black-shouldered Kite on a high vantage point.
Black-shouldered Kite on a high vantage point.
Juvenile Black-shouldered Kite, with its wonderful brown ginger markings.
Juvenile Black-shouldered Kite, with its wonderful brown ginger markings.
Zebra Finch.
Zebra Finch.
Yellow-billed Spoonbills settling in  for an evening meal.
Yellow-billed Spoonbills settling in for an evening meal.
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper.
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper.
Swamp Harrier, all a bustle as it turns its body to keep up with the intended target
Swamp Harrier, all a bustle as it turns its body to keep up with the intended target
Royal Spoonbill who stopped in the middle of a preen for a bit of a dance in the water.
Royal Spoonbill who stopped in the middle of a preen for a bit of a dance in the water.
Not to be outdone, a Yellow-billed Spoonbill perfuming in the water. Perhaps the cool breeze gave them  pleasure too.
Not to be outdone, a Yellow-billed Spoonbill perfuming in the water. Perhaps the cool breeze gave them pleasure too.
Oh, so elusive Brolga.  Late evening stroll.
Oh, so elusive Brolga. Late evening stroll.
Black-shouldered Kite hunting right on sundown. It lifts its head to be sure  there is no sneak attacks.
Black-shouldered Kite hunting right on sundown. It lifts its head to be sure there is no sneak attack.
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2 thoughts on “An evening at the WTP

  1. Another lovely potpourri of pix! All wonderful in their own right but I particularly like the last one of the Kite – and the comment 🙂

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    1. Hi Christine, I’ve set my editorial policy to be more pictures and less story. Unless of course a good story comes swinging by !!!

      Regards
      David
      I like that shot of the Black-shouldered Kite, I love to see them concentrate so hard on the ground, and then. Oh, better check the coast is clear.

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