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:

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

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

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

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  4. 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

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  5. never heard of thos one. Very nice :)

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

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

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

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

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  10. 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!

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  11. Hello. It is a beautiful little bird.

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  12. 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.

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  13. 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.

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  14. Stewart, charming bird. Thanks for sharing.

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

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

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

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

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

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  20. Beautiful bird, nice colors!

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  21. 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

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  22. 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!

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

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

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