Tag: wildlife

  • Horsfield’s Bronze-Cuckoo at the barn

    Captured this footage of the Horsfield’s Bronze-Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx basalis) in early-November 2021 with a Canon RP and RF 800mm IS F11 hand-held. I think I may have discovered a new ‘martial art-form’, trying to hold a telephoto lens steady whilst several blowflies crawl up and down your bare-legs, and in and out of your facial-orifices, […]

  • Young riflebirds ‘hang-out’

    During mid-November 2020 up to 10 young Paradise Riflebirds (Lophorina paradisea) were observed ‘practising’ their courtship-dance at Mt Glorious in SE Queensland. Unfortunately the day that I filmed this was particularly cloudy and dull. Sadly I didn’t see any adults performing.

  • Green Catbird

    This Green Catbird (Ailuroedus crassirostris) was calling at Mt Glorious in mid-November, in the background you can hear a Satin Bowerbird (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus)

  • Flight-training for Kites

    This young Square-tailed Kite (Lophoictinia isura) was recorded undergoing ‘pre-flight training’ by it’s parents at Samsonvale, SE Qld in November 2020. The footage was captured on a Panasonic HC-VXF1 handycam whilst walking the owners dog first thing in the morning. Note the kites premier nuisance, several Torresian Crows ‘making-mischief’ loudly in the background.

  • Western Australia November 2019

    For several years I’ve been planning a birding trip to south-west WA and in November I was fortunate to be invited to share some of my friends Dan Mantle and Plaxy Barratt’s rare ‘spare-time’ in Perth and take a hire-car to the Stirling Ranges and Cheyne Beach. On arrival on an early-November Friday, the weather […]

  • Fresh wildlife video

    Since the 1990’s I have attempted to record my wildlife observations on video with varying degrees of success (visit the HBW site). Recently, with the advent of hi-speed broadband, film-clips have become much improved and the quality very reasonable and ‘affordable’. This year (2018) I took possession of a Sony AX53 Handycam and am very […]