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Tag : Birds

Healesville Sanctuary

I had the joy of attending Healesville Sanctuary with my family in late February to have a look around (and of course take some photos). The sanctuary is unlike Melbourne and Werribee Zoo in that it has far more Australian animals than the other Zoo’s, it really is an Australian based Zoo covering all realms of Australian animals from birds through to the classic koala! On my visit, we took our two children (1. year old, and 3.5 years old), […]

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Lakeside Pakenham

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Anthochaera chrysoptera or the Little Wattlebird

The Little Wattlebird, also known as the Anthochaera chrysopthera is a medium to large honeyeater found in various regions of eastern Australia (from the Meliphagidae family). This specific bird was found in Upper Beaconsfield flying in and out of the flora. The little Wattlebird has a lovely call (seen calling in the first image)¬†and is one of my favorite birds, but can be a pain to try and capture in action. Because the bird is fairly fast and rarely stay’s […]

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Birds from the Melbourne Zoo

I visited the Melbourne Zoo in August, and found so many creatures big and small interesting. The color on the birds was impressive, sadly the wire impacted on the image quality somewhat.

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Grants Picnic Ground, Belgrave

In November, we visited Grants Picnic Ground in the Sherbrook Forest (Off Monbulk Rd, Belgrave) to allow me to take some photos. I thought it might be nice to bring my daughter and wife along to see some of the birds. The park offers a fenced feeding area / cafe where you can purchase seeds to feed the birds (Grants on Sherbrooke), however in the Picnic areas outside of this you can also use the Barbeques, but feeding of the […]

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