spraggii Over the weekend I had the pleasure of participating in Steve Parish's nature connect workshop @spnatureconnect in Rockingham. I have never met a man so passionate and driven. By spending time with you, you have truly inspired me to find my voice and take my photography to the next level. What a great guy! #naturephotography #steveparish #rockingham #perth #photography #inspirational 1mon
  •   spnatureconnect @spraggii thanks Steven. Really great to meet you mate. I've got a lovely shot of yours my team is going to feature on my website. Check it out in the next couple of days steveparish-natureconnect.com.au/participants-gallery 1mon
  •   spraggii I sure am @justfreshie ! It was such a great experience 1mon
  •   spraggii Thanks @jannywadin ! I've got two jobs at the moment and I'm looking to do masters next year :) how's your job going? 1mon
  •   spraggii @spnatureconnect thank you again. I'll make sure to check them out when they come up :) 1mon
  •   jannywadin Wow~ That's nice! Don't exert yourself too much na My job is still the same The students from your university are coming at the end of this month Keep going for your Masters!1mon
  •   ozymiles I also did a workshop with Steve many years ago! He inspired me too, and that's why I'm still passionate about Nature Photography today! I was one of your Nuga Nuga Dreamers Steve! @spnatureconnect 1mon
  •   spraggii Thanks @jannywadin ! Yeah I heard, my buddy Aom is going on to be a buddy of this group :) 1mon
  •   spraggii That's great! @ozymiles . I hope his passion will stick with me as well :) 1mon

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spraggii On the job today and had the pleasure of rescuing this baby Gould's Wattled Bat! Poor thing was helplessly crawling around on the grass and getting attacked by ants :( with a quick pickup and speedy drive to Native Animal Rescue I hope this little guy makes it! 2mon

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spraggii After a couple of hard weeks of work it was nice to spend the day out in the bush. Especially when you get a lifer!! (Few and far between these days :P) #crimsonchat at #wonganhills 2mon

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spraggii Prepare for liftoff! Although not as common around perth as the silver gull, Pacific Gulls have also adapted to a scavenging lifestyle. A very fond memory of a trip up north to Kalbarri was of a very cheeky bugger who decided to fly away with a full 15 dollar packet of bait! #pacificgull #woodmanpoint 3mon

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spraggii A Nankeen Kestrel licking his chops after a tasty lizard meal! Seen at woodman Point yesterday #nankeenkestrel #woodmanpoint 3mon

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spraggii Springtime is amazing! Literally everywhere there are parents running around to feed their chicks. This Australian Grebe was one of three waterbirds species with chicks in a tiny lake at pinaroo cemetery. #australasiangrebe #pinaroo 3mon

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spraggii Western Yellow Robin, Stirling Range National Park #westernyellowrobin #stirlingrangenationalpark 3mon

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spraggii Sorry guys, I've been out of it for a while. My phone decided to go on holiday haha. It's all good now so bring on the pictures! This is my 'who's monitoring who' moment with a Southern Heath Moniter from my trip to Stirling Range National Park last week. Enjoy! #southernheathmonitor #stirlingrange 3mon

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spraggii Red-capped Parrot. This little beauty is one of 12 south-western Australian endemics found nowhere else in the world. At least in the wild anyway :P this ones for you @sketchybirder ! 4mon
  •   spraggii Haha thanks @ozymiles . if you're ever in Perth (or the south-west) id be happy to show you where to find these beauties 3mon
  •   spraggii Wow @birdlife_aus ! I'm a little too close to the coast to get them at my house. I use a canon 7d with a sigma 50-500 lense 3mon
  •   ozymiles I can feel a W A trip coming on. I'll take you up on that offer one day thanks! 3mon
  •   birdlife_aus Thanks :) 3mon
  •   looloosdad Beautiful shot of a beautiful bird!! 3mon
  •   servalpaul Great find and shot!! 3mon
  •   spraggii Thanks @looloosdad @servalpaul much appreciated :) 3mon
  •   spraggii Haha @ozymiles I look forward to it :) 3mon

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spraggii Chestnut-breasted Mannekins! Taken about 5mins away from my house at the local lake. There is a small introduced population of these finches occurring at a few lakes on Perth's coastal plain. Thankfully not causing any damage or growing out of control like so many others. #chestnutbreastedmannekins #birdfreaks 4mon
  •   underdogs_feathers What a fantastic shot!!!! 4mon
  •   spraggii Thanks @christopher1971 I pretty sure it was a car that was about to go past the tree. They were very close to the road! 4mon
  •   evaveids Lovely shot :-) 4mon
  •   birdloser I love chestnuts, I'm in their natural range and still haven't managed to see any...great shot 3mon
  •   spraggii Thanks ! They love the long grass around wetlands @birdloser :) such a fantastic little finch 3mon
  •   barbar457 Amazing photo 3mon
  •   photoislandnews Cant stop commenting on your great photos! No need to reply me all the time ok? 3mon
  •   spraggii Haha thank you so much @photoislandnews ! Loving the comments :D 3mon

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spraggii Hey hey!? Shut that thing off! I'm trying to be a badass night ninja.... #southernboobook #myhouse #birdfreaks 4mon
  •   alicegreenup Awesome shot! I always hear them but never see them! 4mon
  •   spraggii Thanks @alicegreenup . I was just getting something from my car when I heard it! He/she was Surprisingly tame. As you said they always fly off before I can get close 4mon
  •   christopher1971 Nice!! 4mon
  •   jennyleighxo_ud Awesome!!!! 4mon
  •   ozymiles As with Alice, heard but not seen! Well done! 4mon
  •   looloosdad Great shot! I get to see quite a few of these guys in daylight but they roist in where you can't get a shot. 3mon
  •   spraggii Lucky @looloosdad . The only ones I find during daylight see me first and head for the hills! 3mon
  •   looloosdad Roost sorry! And I should clarify, most I see elsewhere head for the hills but there's a few on or around our place with regular roosts and I can sneak up on them. Still, never got a shot this good! 3mon

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spraggii It's nesting time! This little spotted pardalote was dancing through low heath collecting bark to line its nest at Wungong Dam today. All Pardalotes are tree hollow nesters and have a preference for mature eucalypts #spottedpardalote 4mon

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spraggii White-cheeked Honeyeater feeding on a Banksia (dryandra) sessilis. Taken at Bold Park yesterday #whitecheekedhoneyeater 4mon

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spraggii Painted Button-quail seen at Bold Park today. Button-quails are know for their interesting feeding habits where they spin alternatively on either leg and using the other to scrap away leaf litter. This creates a very distinctive circular depression where they look for food! #paintedbuttonquail 4mon

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spraggii Gotcha! This white-winged fairywren was very obliging to have its photograph taken today after work. Needless to say I can't wipe the smile off my face. Perth is very lucky to have four different fairy-wren species in the metro area including another an hour out of town! #whitewingedfairywren #perth 4mon

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spraggii Reflecting on the good times. I saw this beautiful rose-crowned fruit dove near Cairns two months ago. I wish I was back. It was dark so I did a little bit of editing (plus a filter) #rosecrownedfruitdove #cairns 4mon

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spraggii A bit of After work colour. Straw-necked Ibis at Herdsman Lake today :) #strawneckedibis #herdsmanlake 4mon

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spraggii Day two at my new job and I reckon I couldn't have got any closer to this male Carnaby's Cockatoo while out surveying fox dens 5mon

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spraggii First day at my new job I saw this guy poking around the bushes while out surveying. Red Wattlebirds are a highly territorial species of honeyeater best known for their drooping red wattles :) 5mon

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spraggii This very intelligent little silvereye was enjoying a leftover sugar packet in a cafe up in the hills. I've never even been this close to one, let alone observe this kind of behaviour. It even poked a hole in the packet to get at the sugar ! 5mon

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