Tips for Better Bird Photographs

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Try to capture the image when the feathers of the face are lit and there is a catch-light in the eye. For perched birds, try to take the photo when the bird is at eye level. You will take lots of photographs so use a memory card that will hold a large number of images. Always have a spare battery …

Bird Photography Locations

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Mother’s Lagoon, formed by the Werai Creek flowing into the Paroo River, is a permanent waterhole where Yellow-billed Spoonbills, Royal Spoonbills, herons, ibis, pelicans, cormorants and ducks abound. A Whistling Kite is a nearby resident. Lots of other birds are also here – Major Mitchell’s, Brown Treecreepers, Spotted Bowerbirds, friarbirds, honeyeaters, Crested Bellbirds and woodswallows galore – and all species …

Natural Dyeing at Wandilla

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There are many different ecosystems on the property: river, grasslands, woodlands and lake areas with a diversity of native plants good for dyeing. One of the pleasures for me while camping, is to identify plants and if they are abundant, to experiment with the dyes they produce. Wandilla is a treasure trove! In May, with my trusty dyeing billy I …

Bird Watching on Wandilla

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Bird watching on Wandilla Station is a magical experience. In 2008 I observed some 130 different birds at close quarters without exhaustive walking. Good binoculars and patience is all you need to have a great bird watching experience on Wandilla. It is always helpful to visit a place at different times of year to fully appreciate the birds. After rain …