Kookaburras waiting for a feed

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These noisy kookaburras are waiting for the stray cat on the ground below them to disappear so they can finish off her food.  (Nikon D5100: focal length – 145 mm. shutter speed 1/80 sec, aperture f/10)

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Pale Headed Rosellas Visiting my Back Yard

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These beautiful parrots drop in to my back yard to feed now and again.  (Although this shot looks as if it’s hanging from the string above it.)  (Nikon D5100: focal length – 165 mm, shutter speed – 1/25 sec, aperture f/10)

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Pacific Black Duck against the stillness of Forest Lake

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We see a lot of Pacific Black Ducks here at Forest Lake.  This solitary bird is posed against the calm waters of the lake.  (Nikon D500: focal length – 200 mm, shutter speed – 1/250 sec, aperture f/13)

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Pelican Visitor to Forest Lake

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The pelican is an occasional visitor to Forest Lake.  This pelican fished for small fish and frogs in the lake in the early hours of the morning.  (Nikon D5100:  focal length – 80 mm, shutter speed – 1/500 sec, aperture – f/5)

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Sacred Ibis resting in the trees

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Normally, we see Sacred Ibis as scavengers, something to be shooed away from our garbage bins.  This shot was taken early morning at Forest Lake.  The stark white of the bird contrast against the dead looking tree branches. ( Nikon D5100: focal length – f10, shutter speed – 1/250 sec, aperture – 200 mm)

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