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Noisy Friarbird

Noisy Friarbird (Image ID 41092)
Photographed bySteve Mantle on Mon 2nd Dec, 2019 and uploaded on Wed 1st Jul, 2020 .
Resolution1800x1257
Viewed238
ID41092
CommentI hadn't seen too many of these in my neck of the woods (at least at such close proximity) but the relentless hot weather, lack of rain, and bushfires led many infrequently seen locals to visit the water trough on our property. This bird and its mate would wait until the other birds had gone before they came down to drink. They did attempt to drink in mixed company but the other birds wouldn't have a bar of it, so they had to bide their time. I chose this photo as it shows their distinctive face and beak, plus the mesmerising red eye. It also reminds me of the couple of months late last year when we had such an amazing variety of birdlife visiting our place, and some very interesting (and challenging!) late afternoon light caused by the bushfire smoke.
EquipmentCanon EOS 5D Mark IV
Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM +1.4x III
ƒ/8.0 @560mm 1/1500 ISO800
LocationREDBANK, New South Wales
Keywordsadult
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