Tawny Frogmouth saved after Falling from Nest.

Fallen from the nest
This tawny frogmouth chick fell out of its nest just a few days short of being able to fly, but thankfully the Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers have been advising on care.
Image Credit: Photograph by ABC Open contributor susannah_keogh
via Fallen from the nest – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Beautiful Hummingbird Close-ups.


 Image credits: Good-e-Nuf
When it comes to birds, the terms “strong” or “beautiful” might inspire images of fierce eagles or decadent tropical parrots.
But both of these birds will certainly find strong contender in hummingbirds, which possess a unique sort of delicate beauty and a mastery of avian maneuvers like no other.
Image credits: Scott Bechtel
Capturing a photo of a hummingbird in flight with clearly focused wings can be very difficult, as some varieties are capable of beating their wings up to 52 times a second.
This gives them the ability to hover and fly backwards – something that few other birds can do and that none have mastered the way the hummingbird has.
Featured Image (front) credit: José Antonio Yee
See more great Images via 20 Vivid Hummingbird Close-ups Reveal Their Incredible Beauty | Bored Panda.

The dazzling Azure Kingfisher.

800px-Alcedo_azurea_2_-_JulattenAzure Kingfisher (Wikimedia)
With its combination of royal-blue plumage on its upperparts contrasting with orange on its underparts, the Azure Kingfisher is one of the smallest and most dazzling kingfishers in Australia.
This diminutive species inhabits the vegetation beside waterways and other wetlands, where it often perches on low, overhanging branches, searching for its prey of fish, crustaceans and aquatic insects, captured by shallow plunging into the water.
Anglers on lonely rivers are sometimes surprised to find an Azure Kingfisher perched quietly on their fishing rods instead of a branch.
Illustration: Author Unknown (Wikimedia)
Read and See more via Azure Kingfisher | BirdLife Australia.

Birds around the World.

Grey Crowned Cranes – Each crowned crane was photographed on an acacia tree near Richards Camp in Masai Mara, Kenya. Mount Kenya was photographed from a Cessna.
Before attempting to explain what’s going on in these images, the artist, Cheryl Medow, might appreciate you taking a similar approach to experiencing her photography as she does to making it.
“I don’t think my pictures through,” she says, “I feel them.”
Medow_roseate_spoonbillsRoseate Spoonbills
Each bird was photographed at St. Augustine’s Farm in Florida. This is where they nest in the spring. The waves were shot in Hanalei Bay, Kauai.
She described this incident to me: Visitors at one of her gallery shows were asking questions about how she creates her work, and she was answering. But then a guest approached her and said, “No, no, no, don’t say a thing. I just want to enjoy these pictures.”
It was then that she realized that she was looking for an emotional reaction, for people to enjoy looking at the work without having all the answers.
So please: Look. Enjoy. Feel.
Medow_saddle-billed_storksSaddle-Billed Storks
This mother and baby were photographed in the Masai Mara Game Reserve. The landscape was shot by plane in the same area, traveling from Sirikoi Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Laikipia to Richards Camp in Masai Mara.
See more Images via The Art of Birds, Revealed Through an Altered Reality | PROOF.

Kookaburra gives a friendly peck to Martin Jacka.

A kookaburra bites the nose of photographer Martin Jacka as he sets up to take a photo at at Rocky Creek Dam, near Dunoon, in New South Wales.
The bird is one of a family of five who regularly watch Mr Jacka put his camera on tripods, and the photo was taken by another camera set up by Mr Jacka.
The very same kookaburra also sat on Mr Jacka’s head another time he was taking a photo.
Photograph: Audience submitted: Martin Jacka
Source: Kookaburra gets close – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)