Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Wild Bird Wednesday 194 - Red-Tailed Tropicbird

Back to Lord Howe Island this week.  Red-Tailed Tropicbirds are truely remarkable - and I was glad to get a second chance to photograph them as I had had a few ideas about how to improve my shots from the first time I saw them!

These pictures were all taken on the cliffs at the north end of the island.

One day I'm going to run out of pictures from LHI - but it is not this day!





Now its your turn - click the blue button and off you go!

38 comments:

Chris Rohrer said...

Yes they are!!! They are one of my favorite birds out there. I just saw one in March!!! Gorgeous birds and fantastic shots of these tricky birds from the boats.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Pretty, and graceful images Stewart.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

This is one species I would love to see. Beautiful contrast between the white bird, blue sky/water and red bill.

Nette Cecilia said...

Red tail on a bird ,very beutiful ,Nette

Sharon Wagner said...

What a striking photo against the ocean blue.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Stewart, The red tail is different. They are beautiful birds, great sighting and photos. Thanks for hosting, have a happy week!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous birds against the blue background.

Silver Parrot said...

Very cool birds! Love the ocean background!

Zimbabwe said...

Love these birds with the long tails they are spectacular. Would love to see them. Diane

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Beautiful bird and shots.. Cheers..

Findlay Wilde said...

What a stunning bird. Fantastic birds.

Andrea Priebe said...

The clarity on these shots is nothing short of amazing. What a beautiful bird, but I am guessing it is very hard to get a good picture of that barely visible, though bright red tail. Tricky, tricky, Stewart ... I am impressed both with the bird and with your awesome captures :) So where are we on the count down ... I seem to have lost tract and I don't want to be taken by surprise on your 200th post ... a little warning, please :) Great post, Stewart and I hope you never run out of LHI pictures. Maybe you should go back :)

Andrea @ From the Sol

Jo said...

Oh *sigh* Stewart. These images are exquisite! Thanks for sharing and for hosting this meme. I'll link up tomorrow (Wednesday). Greetings, Jo

Neil said...

Great shots looks like you had a good time on LHI

TexWisGirl said...

really wonderful.

Ranten said...

What a beautiful bird! Great photos!

Frank Boxell said...

Impressive images showing off its red tail.

Nora said...

Very nice flying shots of the beautiful bird. I am always amazing at how you can get such great action and flying shots of birds without having any blurring. The bird is stunning.

Marie C said...

I knew these as Bosun Birds when I lived in Midway! Your photos are gorgeous...that white and black and gold and red against the vibrant blue! Wow!

Marie C said...

More orange than gold...

Linda W. said...

You captured some great images of this bird in flight.

aktuellabilder said...

That bird gliding in the air, beautiful pics... as always :)

diane b said...

A lovely bird and great captures.

Margaret Adamson said...

The tail looks so fine you can hardly see it but great flight shots.

Denise inVA said...

Fantastic photos of this beautiful bird.

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Marvelous photos of this very special bird.
Best, Synnöve

John eos shooter said...

Beautiful, well taken shots! Gr. john

Anu said...

Beautiful bird! At first glance it looks little bit like a stern :)
Great photos!

photodoug said...

Stewart, love that tail. Thanks for sharing.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Clearly cousins of our black skimmers. Beautiful creatures. Nice shots.

Phil Slade said...

Those are great pictures of a truly spectacular seabird. Nice one Stewart.

June Caedmon said...

Stunning shots against that cobalt blue, Stewart! I love in flight shots - yours are the best!

Adam Tilt said...

Amazing bird and some great images.

Missy George said...

Beautiful bird especially against that blue!!
Hope you are having a good week..

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

Yes - I see the red tail.
How very unique and pretty!
Nice photo, Stewart.
Have a Happy Day!
Peace :)

edenhills said...

Those are amazing birds!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love the vividly orange beak!!

Pat Tillett said...

GORGEOUS photo Stewart!