Cradle Mountain Critters: Lots of birds

Point the first: Cradle Mountain has a lot of birdlife. Point the second: they’re hard to photograph with a mainstream camera. Except the currawongs. They’re easy.

A black currawong scouts out our hotel room balcony for food
A black currawong scouts out our hotel room balcony for food

Also ubiquitous, but at the opposite end of the photo ease spectrum, were the many LBBs (little brown birds, actually used as a technical term in some areas of ornithology).

The speedy LBBs were tentitively identified as brown thornbills, Tasmanian thornbills, dusky robins and scrubtits.

But it’s hard to tell.

LBBLBB 2LBB 3

 

Bigger birds were a grey butcherbird, a green rosella, forest ravens and the largest bird in Tasmania, a wedge-tailed eagle.

Colourful blue wrens, pink and flame robins rounded out the birds.

Birdwatching / photography is frustrating for me because I am fairly terrible at it but I can’t help trying anyway. Any hints (beside getting an expensive camera, I can’t afford that at the moment)?

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