Birdsville birding trip, August 2019
From mid to late-August 2019 four of us travelled to Birdsville as we had been told that conditions were very favourable, rains earlier in the year had passed through the region on it’s way to Lake Eyre. We visited Quilpie, Windorah, Birdsville, Koonchera (SA), Bowra Sanctuary and Bollon. These are images and clips of some […]
Striated Heron (hand-held)
Handycam v Mirrorless
Captured some footage today with a Sony AX53 Handycam and a Sony A7iii ‘mirrorless’ with 100-400m and 1.4 convertor, results below….what do you think?
Experimenting with video-footage (Striated Pardalotes in SE Qld)
Since I filmed the 3 clips I’ve been experimenting with footage from various cameras, a Canon EOS7d_mk2, a Sony A7III and the Sony AX53 Handycam. The first featured will be almost un-edited (Hopefully on these I’ve removed most ‘wobbly’ ‘in and out’ bits, but there are no added ‘effects’) I welcome any ‘constructive-criticism’, please add […]
SW Queensland June 2019
Black-eared Cuckoo at Bowra Footage filmed on a very foggy morning at Bowra, unfortunately audio removed due to human-interruption.
Glossy Black Cockatoos in SE Qld
Recently Glossy Black Cockatoos have returned to a small area of private land between Samford and Dayboro in South-east Queensland. The area is owned by conservation-aware land-owners but access is restricted, however the birds can often be seen from the roadside. Over Easter (2019) I was fortunate to be granted access to one of these […]
Got up early this morning to try and record some audio soundscapes in the Samsonvale area, sadly the weather was somewhat ‘showery’ so most of the sound captured wasn’t very good-quality, however I did manage to capture some footage and audio of a family of Pacific Bazas and their interaction with other species present.
Eaglehawk Neck Pelagics 26/27 Jan 2019
Over the ‘Australia-Day’ weekend I attended a couple of Pelagic-trips from Eaglehawk Neck in Tasmania. We were quite fortunate to go as the state was experiencing heat-wave conditions and large bush-fires in the SW National Park, this produced a bad smoke-haze at the start of the first day which decreased as we moved further east. […]
Mt Glorious – January 2019
Had a nice day during mid-January, was invited to a ‘belated’ birders xmas-breakfast at Judith Hoyle’s and Gavin O’Meara’s beautiful residence on Mt Glorious, caught-up with a number of old friends and made a few reasonable clips (unfortunately I’m having issues with the audio on the video-editing suite so there’s a lot of talking on […]
Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Port of Brisbane December 2018
Over the weekend of 15/16 December there was plenty of ‘rarity’ action around the Brisbane area, possibly due to the very ‘unsettled’ weather. Local birders found several unusual waders, the best being a Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Calidris subruficollis)at Fisherman’s Island and Long-toed Stint (Calidris subminuta) near Sandy Cape Road Reserve at Lindum. We were fortunate to […]