Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Wild Bird Wednesday 295 - Paperbark Flycatcher

Just keeping my head above water here! Just.

This is a Paperbark Flycatcher (Myiagra nana).  This bird replaces the Restless Flycatcher in tropical Australia.  I took these images at the Mamukala Bird Hide, Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory.

I have a lot of images of this bird that are not sharp due to its near constant movement - some much for it not being restless!



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I think I can see a chink in the armour of my generally hectic schedule - I hope so.  SM




25 comments:

David Gascoigne said...

When will birds learn that they are supposed to sit still for photographers?

Missy George said...

I have no birds to share this week so I'll just stop by to say "Hi!"..DO Flycatchers really catch flies?? Guess so :)

Phil Slade said...

At first glance and being that glossy blue it looks like an American Tree Swallow.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Like Phil, the iridescence caught my attention, but for me, it reminded of the sunbirds which were so plentiful in Mumbai - they too were problematic to photograph, never having heard the words 'be still'!!! YAM xx

NatureFootstep said...

never heard of thos one. Very nice :)

Sharon Wagner said...

It is always fun when they stop long enough for a good shot. Good luck with whatever is keeping you super busy. Birds?

Marie Smith said...

The sheen of the blue on the head reminds me of the bank swallows here. They too are hard to photograph.

Brian King said...

Beautiful bird!

Ranten said...

We'll teach them to sit still until we're done photographing ?! Lovely bird!

Margaret Adamson said...

I have never heard of this bird so lovely to see your shots of it. Thanks for hositing and have a great week ahead.

Kaya said...

A Beautiful bird and it poses for you so gracefully. I wish all birds would be so cooperative.
Excellent photographs of a very special bird, Stewart!

Anu said...

Hello. It is a beautiful little bird.

Nora said...

oh he is a fast moving bird and thus restless! Good capture. Some of these fast moving birds are so difficult to get a photo of.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Stewart!:) I like all Flycatchers. This is a lovely bird with a nice sheen on it's plumage, and a new one for me. I'm glad this one stayed still long enough for you to get these good shots.

photodoug said...

Stewart, charming bird. Thanks for sharing.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I'm glad you caught one being reflective for a moment.

A Colorful World said...

He's so beautiful! I love his delicate look and pretty color. I can see how he would be a "flitterer." :-)

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Nicely captured despite its elusive movements. Odd name-- did he come out as "hardcover" first?

Betty Crow said...

You certainly got a couple of very good shots. I really like the way his tail fans out. Have a great day.

Beth said...

Flycatchers are great fun to watch. He looks a bit like our Tree Swallow.

Linda said...

Beautiful bird, nice colors!

Rhodesia said...

Ha ha birds are always so active especially the small ones. I have a new bird blog but as it will probably not be updated on Wednesdays best I leave it as it is. Cheers Diane

June Caedmon said...

Flycatchers are a challenge to photograph. You did a great job here, Stewart. What a neat little bird. We have about 5 different kinds of flycatchers on our property at different times throughout the year. Always a joy to watch! Have a wonder-filled week!

betty-NZ said...

What a gorgeous creature! Birds aren't the easiest critters to photograph.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Lovely bird - fun to try and capture the busy little things.