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Walking on Water

I don’t know where all the birds in Australia have gone. One things for sure, wherever they are it’s nowhere where we have been looking the past few weeks.  So this morning, not wanting to drive two hours somewhere and comeback empty han...
by Wild Eye View on Apr 16, 2016

The Need for Speed (and some patience)

Photographing birds in flight and coming away with a few sharp frames is very satisfying. Photographing swallows and getting anything is a bonus. Coming away with a whole bunch of shots happens very rarely. Welcome Swallows, like all swallows are sup...
by Wild Eye View on Mar 30, 2016

The Power of Wind and Water

The beaches all along the coast of SE Queensland have been closed all weekend because of dangerous surf caused by the tail end of Cyclone Winston which battered Fiji a week back. So, instead of photographing birds we decided to drive down to Currumbi...
by Wild Eye View on Feb 28, 2016

The Pygmy Predator

One of my most prized bird photography captures; a Pygmy Falcon. At about 20 cm in size it’s Africa’s smallest raptor and a perfect miniature of the bigger raptor species. Despite it’s size its a ruthless predator preying mainly on...
by Wild Eye View on Feb 20, 2016

Surviving By The Scruff Of The Neck

Life as a hatchling  is always a precarious time in a birds life. There are plenty of opportunists looking for tender young meat. If you are lucky to survive you prepare yourself as best you can to take that first leap of faith into fresh air and ho...
by Wild Eye View on Feb 6, 2016

The Osprey That Dropped In

Rule No 1 in wildlife photography-always expect the unexpected (and be forever grateful for it!) Rule No 2 – Always have your camera at hand. When you don’t you miss stuff that otherwise would have been captured (and forever rue the day!)...
by Wild Eye View on Jan 15, 2016

Reef Fishing

The rocks at Fingal Head in northern New South Wales are famous for their hexagonal tubular shape. Battered by heavy waves at high tide the Head and its adjacent beaches is a splendid place to wind your neck in and forget about the world and its issu...
by Wild Eye View on Jan 9, 2016

All For A Mouthful of Frogs

Variety is the spice of life. There is no point in eating the same food when there is so much more still to be tasted. No point to drink the same wine and beer with so much more still needing sampling and no point traveling to the same old places whe...
by Wild Eye View on Jan 1, 2016

Reflecting Back Through the Dust of 2015

Looking back through the dust of 2015 it’s time to reflect on the year, learn from the mistakes and resolve not to repeat them next year. Glancing back its hard not to be happy to see the end of what was a long hard year. With the Cecil lion sa...
by Wild Eye View on Dec 27, 2015

The Christmas Kingfishers Leap of Faith

A few days back at Sandy Camp Road Wetlands, a popular birding site near Brisbane I bumped into a few other photographers who tipped me off to a Sacred Kingfisher nest on one of the nearby tracks. Judging from the passing traffic it seems everyone wi...
by Wild Eye View on Dec 24, 2015

Three Young Willies

The last few weekends, days which would normally be spent on birding and photography trips were instead spent watching movies on flights to and from Malaysia and India. But with the traveling for the year now all done and dusted, today was a chance t...
by Wild Eye View on Dec 20, 2015

Aussie Surfer Bird

It”s Australia. It’s summer. You are young. The surf’s up. What do you do…you hit the beach and go for a surf…what else! But where else in the world do the birds hit the waves….Being a typical Aussie beach bird, th...
by Wild Eye View on Nov 15, 2015

Creepy Crawlies

Australia is the land of snakes and spiders. If you want to get bitten by one of them, then this is the place. Basically they are everywhere, and I would say the chances of a bite from one or the other is quite high. Reading up on these guys I was qu...
by Wild Eye View on Nov 14, 2015

Mrs Plover Lover

Missus da Pluva Luva, Pluva luva, The Missus, she luva pluvas, Pluva luva, But da Pluvas no luva, No Luva! The Missus, she go bush, Thinks da bush is Mush, Bush happy, bush happy, She luva da sticks, Get eaten by ticks, but luva da sticks, Da Elephan...
by Wild Eye View on Nov 8, 2015

The Bangsia Beach Comber

The past few trips out to Bangsia Beach on Bribie Island near Brisbane has been quite productive. This last trip to photograph White Cheeked Honeyeaters feeding on the flowering Bangsia was unexpectedly refocused on a Beach Stone Curlew combing the n...
by Wild Eye View on Nov 6, 2015

The Daily Blue Soldier Crab Migration

As the tide comes in along the quiet bay sand shores of Bribie Island a twice daily miniature migration occurs that is interesting to observe. Blue Soldier Crabs, in their thousands moving en-mass up the sand to the safety of their burrows. The crabs...
by Wild Eye View on Nov 1, 2015

The Holy Bird of Bangsia Beach

The blooms of Australia’s native shrubs and bushes are truly spectacular. And they are a magnet for birds and insects looking for a hit of wild sugar. Noisy Friarbirds obviously got their name from their priestly looking appearance and loud pre...
by Wild Eye View on Nov 1, 2015

Give a Bird a Bone

Before we start…I never fed this bird. Honest!! Everyone knows I feed birds, but I never fed this one. He found his own bone. We just happened to walk past while he tried to eat it. What a process that turned out to be. During a stroll at Oxley...
by Wild Eye View on Oct 25, 2015

The Annual Grass House Building Boom

It’s that time of the year in Africa when the annual little yellow house building extravaganza is about to begin. Competition among  the male house builders (the males do the construction) to attract a female  house guest is fierce, and the f...
by Wild Eye View on Oct 17, 2015

A Plague Begins!

Eighty percent of Queensland is gripped by a devastating drought that has already lasted more than a few years. But there has been some rain in Brisbane, and with it comes back garden activity such as these two locusts busy doing the dirty! Add a few...
by Wild Eye View on Oct 14, 2015


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