Satin Flycatcher

A new species for me, spotted at North Pine Dam this morning on a birding expedition with Allan, James and Darren.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 18th October 2009, This photo: 6:50am

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Comments

  • [ Kane ] said:
    Cool, came away with a new bird... well done! not to name it ;P
  • David de Groot said:
    Yep - 'twas a bad morning, started well with a Buff-banded Rail, but didn't get a lot of birds this overall. Still happy I got this one, and my first semi-decent shot of an Eastern Whipbird too.
  • James Lagden said:
    Good catch Dave, I didn't see this one.
  • SkattyKat said:
    Nice one Dave - gotta be happy with that !
  • David de Groot said:
    Saw two of these during the morning. The make a vaguely metallic call, a bit raspy. Cute little fellows, come up shiny blue-ish in the sun (alas the shot I got that really showed the shine, was soft).
    Yeah I was :) Didn't do so well with the Buff-banded Rail at the beginning of the day, but I put that down to being half asleep.
  • Tobias N. Hayashi said:
    Great shot, lovely setting for it. This guy is actually a male Leaden Flycatcher, note the much paler grey-blue rather than the very glossy black-blue of the Satin.
  • David de Groot said:
    You know... I reckon you might be right there. Darn, should have picked that up myself.
  • Adam Randell said:
    Beautiful DOF David..Excellent detail mate.
    Is that a spider web in focus to the right of the bird?
  • SkattyKat said:
    wondered the same thing Adam - I think it is
  • David de Groot said:
    Sure is - didn't see it at the time though.
    Yep.
  • chooks! said:
    Are these types of birds only small?
  • David de Groot said:
    Yes indeed they are. Bigger than a wren, but not by much.