One day I am going to get a picture of a Rainbow Pitta (Pitta iris) that does justice to this little jewel of the monsoon forests and vine scrubs of the Top End of the Northern Territory and the Kimberleys in Western Australia. It’s very, very difficult. At East Point we have prime habitat of vine forest and just about anytime you visit you will hear them calling to one another. Walk quietly along the walking track and suddenly one will be there, amongst the leaf litter or perched on a low branch. Three problems: the first is that they don’t stay in one place for very long, secondly, you’re trying to get a shot through a tangle of vine and scrub and thirdly the light even on a sunny day is very dim deep in the scrub. I live in hope.

“BLURRED PHOTOGRAPHY” … I spend a lot of time punching away at the delete button after I download a session of bird photography. Every so often the finger hovers over the button and you make a decision to keep a blurred or partly blurred image. I’ve grown fond of these survivors of the photo cull.
1. A male Golden Headed Cisticola (Cisticola exilis) spots incoming at 9 O’clock.
2. Rainbow Bee-eaters (Merops ornatus)
3. Pied Imperial Pigeon aka Torres Strait Pigeon (Ducula bicolor)
4. Australian White Ibis (Threskiornis molucca).