Golden-headed Cistacola

Cistacola exilis.

Bonus female Superb Fairy-wren at the bottom of the frame (out of focus).

View all photos taken: Thursday, 6th August 2009, This photo: 9:34am

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  • SkattyKat said:
    bonus - 2 for the price of 1 David ;-)
    Very nice - so sharp
  • David de Groot said:
    Not bad given I shot from inside the car on the other side of the road ;-)
  • SkattyKat said:
    lol David
    a/ your eyes are better than mine !! &
    b/ you have gotta love that camera, such great results (& I guess you have to have some accolaid in there 2 :-) )
  • David de Groot said:
    hehehe, I've grown accustomed to spotting small birds ;-)
    But yes, that camera/lens combo definitely produce results :)
  • ankewill said:
    Very cute, great capture!
  • Peter Hegarty said:
    You've got some wildlife around your place Dave - always something interesting to shoot eh!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :) I'm hoping to catch a male in breeding plumage at some stage as their heads are bright orange/gold.
    Yep, tis good :)
  • jaclyn_teh2000 said:
    OO... a lovely little bird..
  • allan_niels3n said:
    Keep this up David, and I'm moving in! What a nice shot of a small bird that can be quite hard to get as they usually like to be hidden in the underbush. In about a month we'll have to trip out to OCC again as it's the start of their breeding period then.
  • David de Groot said:
    Indeed :)
    Ah yes definitely. There's a trip out to Nudgee wetlands planned for next month too I believe. Hopefully we'll have a good birding Spring.
  • Rob Smith15 said:
    Gorgeous shot David. This shot is fantastic. Love the framing
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Rob :)
    Returned there again this arvo, but it was either the wrong time of day or just too windy as there was nothing to see.