Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Wild Bird Wednesday 194 - Red-Tailed Tropicbird

Back to Lord Howe Island this week.  Red-Tailed Tropicbirds are truely remarkable - and I was glad to get a second chance to photograph them as I had had a few ideas about how to improve my shots from the first time I saw them!

These pictures were all taken on the cliffs at the north end of the island.

One day I'm going to run out of pictures from LHI - but it is not this day!





Now its your turn - click the blue button and off you go!

38 comments:

  1. Yes they are!!! They are one of my favorite birds out there. I just saw one in March!!! Gorgeous birds and fantastic shots of these tricky birds from the boats.

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  2. Pretty, and graceful images Stewart.

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  3. This is one species I would love to see. Beautiful contrast between the white bird, blue sky/water and red bill.

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  4. Red tail on a bird ,very beutiful ,Nette

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  5. What a striking photo against the ocean blue.

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  6. Hello, Stewart, The red tail is different. They are beautiful birds, great sighting and photos. Thanks for hosting, have a happy week!

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  7. Gorgeous birds against the blue background.

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  8. Very cool birds! Love the ocean background!

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  9. Love these birds with the long tails they are spectacular. Would love to see them. Diane

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  10. Beautiful bird and shots.. Cheers..

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  11. What a stunning bird. Fantastic birds.

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  12. The clarity on these shots is nothing short of amazing. What a beautiful bird, but I am guessing it is very hard to get a good picture of that barely visible, though bright red tail. Tricky, tricky, Stewart ... I am impressed both with the bird and with your awesome captures :) So where are we on the count down ... I seem to have lost tract and I don't want to be taken by surprise on your 200th post ... a little warning, please :) Great post, Stewart and I hope you never run out of LHI pictures. Maybe you should go back :)

    Andrea @ From the Sol

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  13. Oh *sigh* Stewart. These images are exquisite! Thanks for sharing and for hosting this meme. I'll link up tomorrow (Wednesday). Greetings, Jo

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  14. Great shots looks like you had a good time on LHI

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  15. What a beautiful bird! Great photos!

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  16. Impressive images showing off its red tail.

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  17. Very nice flying shots of the beautiful bird. I am always amazing at how you can get such great action and flying shots of birds without having any blurring. The bird is stunning.

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  18. I knew these as Bosun Birds when I lived in Midway! Your photos are gorgeous...that white and black and gold and red against the vibrant blue! Wow!

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  19. You captured some great images of this bird in flight.

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  20. That bird gliding in the air, beautiful pics... as always :)

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  21. A lovely bird and great captures.

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  22. The tail looks so fine you can hardly see it but great flight shots.

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  23. Fantastic photos of this beautiful bird.

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  24. Marvelous photos of this very special bird.
    Best, Synnöve

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  25. Beautiful, well taken shots! Gr. john

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  26. Beautiful bird! At first glance it looks little bit like a stern :)
    Great photos!

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  27. Stewart, love that tail. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Clearly cousins of our black skimmers. Beautiful creatures. Nice shots.

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  29. Those are great pictures of a truly spectacular seabird. Nice one Stewart.

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  30. Stunning shots against that cobalt blue, Stewart! I love in flight shots - yours are the best!

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  31. Amazing bird and some great images.

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  32. Beautiful bird especially against that blue!!
    Hope you are having a good week..

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  33. Yes - I see the red tail.
    How very unique and pretty!
    Nice photo, Stewart.
    Have a Happy Day!
    Peace :)

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  34. Those are amazing birds!

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