Snapshots: New Visitors at The Office

Ahh, dear reader.  Bet you didn’t expect so soon an update 🙂

Chatting, as I usually do with my current mentor, and it was suggested, that the challenge of writing a full page blog with scintillating patter that is both cogent and helpful may only be causing the blog, well,  to blog down. Err bog down.

So welcome to a new addition to the world of blogging at Birds as Poetry.  Snapshots

Snapshots will be a quick collection of  shots from a given event or location.  Not a lot of pretty patter, but rather just the images to do the talking. After all that is what I really do best.

That leaves, Postcards to be a bit more in-depth on either an event, or more likely an  encounter with one or two birds.

Then Studiowerkz will carry on doing the in-depth photographic detail from a shoot. Kind of the ‘Day Book’ of photography of yore. Interestingly enough we concluded that a photo might get a boost in Snapshots,  the pop up in Postcards, and finally make an appearance in Studiowerks with info on the whole studio-like encounter.

Then there will be those times when verbal virtuosity takes hold of me and the muse connects with the spirit of the universe and the words literally write themselves and I can wax lyrical about happenings of all sorts of birding activity.  Expect to see Sea-eagle pics in that one.

Well we’ll see.

So here is Snapshots.
And an important one it is.
EE and I did a trip to “The Office” this afternoon. Had a particular Australasian Darter and a probable nest site as our goal.

But when we arrived in the carpark, the first thing we noted were Flame Robins!


So we spent the afternoon along the top river bank walking the fence-line. We found about three males and at least that many females. Lots of stories to tell, but here are a few snaps from the day.  Looks like it might be a good season.





1804-22_DWJ_2945.jpgWanted to title this one “Can I bring a friend?”

Or for those who don’t like ‘the hand of man’ in a shot.
The Robins don’t seem the least fussed by the fence posts and mown pathway 🙂



8 thoughts on “Snapshots: New Visitors at The Office

  1. Lovely images, David! Good to see the Robins, I must try and make some time to get over there this week. My last visit was very quiet, apart from the Kites.
    A visit yesterday to the Heathdale-Glen Orden wetlands yielded some nice birds, including a Pink Eared Duck – never seen there before by me. But they area is so very dry!


    1. HI David, I’m beginning to have a feeling that this year might be one of the best for visitor robins for quite awhile. Perhaps the summer in the high country has been quite productive. I do have to say it is very dry every where we go. The moss beds at Woodlands should be rich and nourished as the robins feed from the insects the moss attracts. The other day out there the moss was as dry as the moon.


    1. HI AB thanks for stopping by. The area has very few bushes and trees of any note. So the birds spend the winter among the open paddocks, which makes it great for photography, and also difficult as they can see you coming. 🙂

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    1. Hello Eleanor, thanks for the thoughts. I just find by the time I get home, organise, get ready to go again, go, then come home finding the time to really put the best words eludes me.
      So I think I’ll pursue this and see how it goes.

      Thanks again.


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