Tuesday, 3 May 2011

World Bird Wednesday - Three Tasmanians.

The Tasmanian Native Hen is only found on the east and north of Tasmania – like most other gallinules I have seen they present as rather more brainless than most other birds! They spent a huge amount of their time chasing each other about, and seem to like living in places with no light! (Well that’s my excuse for this picture – it was also raining!)















The Cape Barren occurs in two areas – one the south eastern part of Australia and a second isolated population in Western Australia. They are much less common than they once were, possibly due to the fact that they are large enough to feed a family!















Lastly a Silver Gull. These occur over the whole of Australia, and I’ve included this one because I like the picture! If you see a gull in Australia chances are it’s this one. (Well, not this actual one, but you know what I mean!)

















You can find more world birds here, and you can see the latest post on my other blog by clicking the Paying Ready Attention link on the RHS of the page.
Enjoy the birds.

15 comments:

Gary said...

Great sequence Stewart. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Andrew said...

Lovely images of your beautiful birds.
Thanks for sharing.

Martha Z said...

The Tasmanian Native Hen is much like our common moorhen but without the red beak. The Cape Barren is unlike any bird I have seen.

Marissa ♥ said...

Great photographs, beautiful birds!

mick said...

Nice photos, Stewart. I'd like to see the Cape Barren Goose, sometime.

FjÀllripan said...

Nice photos, beautiful birds!

Fotokarusellen said...

A great set of pictures. Beautiful!

Marias Teater said...

I was going through your blog and like you pictures(love sunsets especially) very much. I like your Tasmanian Native Hens - and I know, I will never see them in nature (never say never!). So thank you so much for sharing!

eileeninmd said...

They are cool looking birds, great sighting. Your photos are wonderful.

Springman said...

Greetings to you Stewart! These are strange sightings indeed for many of us. And yes, you'd better watch out if you can single handedly feed a family of four! Just ask our turkeys.

BirdingMaine said...

Definitely a neat looking bird. Great captures!

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful birds, well presented!

Andrew said...

Hi Stewart, re the Black Swans I see in the UK Escapees from collections but they are becoming fairly common. I havn't seen my local birds this year and although I watched them hatch about six youngsters for the past two years the cygnets were always predated after a couple of weeks.
A beautiful bird to see and I hope I havn't lost them.

Sondra said...

howdy Stewart...always interesting birds on your post--Super Photos!!!

Pat Ulrich said...

thanks for sharing these very interesting birds!