These are the last of my shots from my recent trip to Phillip Island and Churchill Island - the aim of the game was not really bird pictures, so I'm more the pleased with the the species I managed to get decent pictures of.
These birds are Cape Barren Geese - Cereopsis novaehollandiae, which means New Holland Wax Face. New Holland is an old name for Australia, and presumably the 'wax face' refers to the yellow around the beak.
After a little shuffling along on my bum I was able to get pretty close to these birds - although I did end up with a damp rear as a result - oh, the sacrifice!
I seem to be developing a bit of a style here - face on shots and birds going yoga!
Hope you like these rather splendid birds.
So now it's your turn. Click on the blue button and off you go.
If anybody has had any experience with the portable hides / blinds that you pull over your head a bit like a cloak or blanket I would appreciate your thoughts on their usefulness. SM