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Posted in Twitching with tags , , , , , , on January 19, 2009 by Dean
Black Kite?

Black Kite?

Latest series of 8ight images and this weeks theme…

Twitching  – Eight of 8ight

So there we both were, the Bush Nurse and myself out at the airstrip waiting for the Royal Flying Doctor to arrive. To help pass the time we were treated to our very own private flying display. Possibly a Black Kite on the lookout for a meal.

Eat the snakes, eat the snakes. They are good for you plus you’ll be doing me and my heart a favour. Especially as I nearly stepped on a Black Whip snake yesterday!

Nikon D200, Nikon 70-200mm VR

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Posted in Twitching with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 12, 2009 by Dean

You Hungry?

Where Eagles Dare

Latest series of 8ight images and this weeks theme…

Twitching  – One of 8ight

A pair of Wedge Tailed Eagles spotted by the side of the Oodnadatta Track just out of William Creek in South Australia.

One of those instances when you grab the camera and just keep walking closer and closer until I couldn’t believe just how close. This fine pair of Wedges just couldn’t have cared less.

Amazing experience.

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Posted in Today with tags , , , , on October 15, 2008 by Dean
The Black Headed Sawcut Parrot

The Black Headed Sawcut Parrot

Wednesday 15th October 6.25am TODAY!!

The early bird catches the er worm so they say.
I guess that I was just in the right place at the right time and lucky that I always pack a camera.

Twitchers will be flocking in from all over so keep it to yourselves.
I know you will because no one reads these posts.  But if you do then you will be privy to information on an extremely rare sighting of the Black Headed Sawcut Parrot. So named because it has a black head and a very large crown that resembles a circular saw blade. Amazing! It does in fact spin and cut.

With the increasing amount of deforestation in the world and thousands of birds losing their habitat and nesting sites this partuicular bird has no such problem. It simply puffs up it’s saw blade gives it a twirl with its claw and flies head down for the nearest concrete telegraph or power pole.

Once the dust has cleared, the bird has a perfect nesting spot. AMAZING!
Sadly the species is in decline due to Silicosis.

Latin name – Birdsaurusmakita.