The whipbird flew out onto a branch towards the end of our visit and, once again, my camera settings were wrong on all accounts. I had just been taking pictures of the WBSE using a custom function setting on the Canon 5D allowing lots of overexposure for a dark bird against a cloudy/blue background. Forgot to change it back to my usual shutter priority mode. The images were grossly underexposed [work that out if you can] and the pic below is a big effort in Photoshop. A good advert for taking images in raw.
|Eastern Whipbird Psophodes olivaceus|
|White-bellied Sea-eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster|
I got to within 20 metres of them. I also spotted a "baby Oystercatcher" with them. See the third image.
|Australian Pied Oystercatcher Haematopus longirostris -- 3D|
|62 at the back|
|Not a young one of course but a Magpie-lark sharing a food source.|