Sunday, October 20, 2013

Bird Week Day 2 - Phillip Island kestrels

I was able to appreciate just how very handsome is Australia's Nankeen kestrel recently.
Nankeen kestrel. One of a pair near The Nobbies, Phillip Island (September 2013)

The "insurance shot" shown above gives some idea of where this bird was perched - as do the pictures below.

The birds were perching on the dark, rocky prominence seen at the extreme left of this picture.
Near the same lookout a Southern Right Whale mother and calf were pointed to us by a passing enthusiast.
A Silver gull is included for size comparison :P
At Cape Woolamai this Nankeen kestrel left me in awe of its ability to remain motionless in extreme wind

It's BIRD WEEK 2013 so don't forget to vote at Australia's Favourite Bird!

Bird on!


  1. HI Pete wonderful birds and you managed to get great shots despite the great distance. Lovely coastline.

  2. Lovely! Seems late for the southern right baby, I suppose they will be off south soon!