Pelicans are the Jumbo jets of the bird world, yet they take off with no noise from a very short runway, either on land or the water!
They can be very sociable, especially when a free lunch of fish is on offer.
They love fishermen who clean and gut their fish before going home. They appear happy to eat anything, as long as it is fishy.
They can get a bit feisty if you get too close and will open their beaks wide to display their red throat - as seen in one of my photos.
Australian Kookaburras are often called Laughing Kookaburras because of the unique sound they make. The y can be very friendly with humans, especially when a free lunch is on offer. They are fiercely territorial with regard other Kookaburras but get on well with most other birds, except Eagles who can be a real danger especially to young Kookaburras. Because they are friendly they are fairly easy to photograph.
Birds never cease to amaze me, firstly with their flying agility and the speed at which they can move, both of which make photographing them in flight so difficult - especially the smaller birds.
Secondly, the variety of shapes, sizes, and colours means they always make for a challenge, and thirdly just how friendly and trusting some of them can become, especially when you feed them regularly.
Parrots and Rosella's are very colourful Birds and can be very tame. King Parrots change colour as they mature - when young they are mostly green, the male parrots get much brighter as they mature and the females stay green, giving them good protection when breeding.
The Crimson Rosella's all turn from green to their bright Crimson colour.
The Green Rosella is only found in Tasmania.
I find capturing birds in flight extremely difficult but the challenge is worth it. The grace and beauty of a flying bird always reminds me that we have an amazing God.
Man\'s best attempts at flight, although a worthy achievement, are clumsy, noisy, and polluting.
Cockatoos, Galahs & Corellas are seen as pests by most farmers across Australia. Yellow Crested Cockatoos are seen as pests by many home owners too because they love to chew away at woodwork such as window sills and are very noisy.
Despite these adverse qualities, they are beautiful birds to look at and therefore to photograph.
Black Cockatoos are very different from their white cousins, they are graceful flyers and very quiet.
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