Now that we are into October, most of our birdlife is nesting.
It is a great time for photographers ... birds making regular trips to the nest site makes the nests easier to locate, and then you get those shots of the young chicks in the nest crying out for food as the parents return.
Nesting will continue for some time yet, but as our temperature rises with the approach of summer, nesting will decline.
The images today represent my ongoing visits to the Chichester area of NSW.
It's beautiful countryside along the Chichester River with birds galore. It's a great spot to spend a day.
My first find was a Kookaburra sweeping into a nest hole in a termite mound on a dead tree. What a fantastic bird our Kookaburra is. For the photographers out there, images were taken with 400 lens at high speed.
A great number of birds were out and about: honeyeaters in large numbers, a Golden Whistler was spotted, and small thornbills were quite prominent too.
They nest at low level, some on the ground, which usually require a different photographic approach, but I'll save that for another day.
As we continued our search we spotted a couple of White-throated Treecreepers, so different to other birds. Finding their nest can be quite challenging at times but being nesting season, I was able to follow the male bird and locate this one in a vertical stump.
The female was sitting on eggs and the male would arrive with insects. She would come to the top of the stump to feed - which was the image I managed to get here. I only took a few shots as I did not want to disturb nesting birds.
My other find was a willy wagtail feeding chicks which were well advanced. Talk about young chicks crying out for food, this picture pretty much sums it up. This image was taken using a 400 lens with available light.
All in all a successful day.