A few old favourites

August 9, 2014

Hi guys,


I haven’t been out taking bird pictures since my last blog post, but at least I managed to re-edit a few of my older files from Norway, Berlin and Texas, for my website :)

The full gallery can be seen HERE

Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus) Spornammer, Varanger, Norway


Reed Bunting  (Emberiza schoeniclus) Rohrammer, Berlin, Germany



Penduline Tit (Remiz pendulinus) Beutelmeise, Berlin, Germany





Seaside Sparrow (Ammodramus maritimus) Strandammer, Gulf Coast, Texas, USA




Corn Bunting (Emberiza Calandra) Grauammer


A few new images

June 28, 2014

Hi guys,


my life’s been still crazy busy, so I didn’t have much time for bird photography. I manage one long weekend away with y girlfriend and got two new species on one day, which was pretty cool. Besides that I have spent a few hours trying to photography a few common species in my backyard.

I always enjoy the challenge of trying to create a unique image of a common species.

Here are some of the images. I will upload all image to my website soon.


Little Wattlebird (Anthochaera chrysoptera) on one of his favourite plants, a flowering banksia. Both image were taken within minutes of each other. You can see how a slight change in the light changes the scene dramatically. The first image had a bit of sunshine on the background, whereas the second image of pretty evenly lit.




Another bird I got on my short holiday was this weird looking White-winged Chough (Corcorax melanorhamphos). Seeing a flock of these birds is always a bit of a surreal experience, as they always making quite weird noises.



The following two images were taken in my backyard. It’s quite ironic that I had to come al the way to Australia to finally get a good Tree Sparrow ((Passer montanus) image :)


Spotted Dove (Spilopelia chinensis) on a fall coloured branch

Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus)


And because I love them so much another Gang Gang Cockatoo (Callocephalon fimbriatum) at the end…


Little Update

June 6, 2014

It’s winter time in Melbourne and thus my job gets a bit more quiet and I finally find some more time to edit a few images from my archive.

Eventually I want to catch up with all files, so that the taxonomic list on my website will be complete. There are already almost 2500 images online, so it’s worth it to have a little look HERE

The update with 35 new images can be found HERE


House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) Texas, USA


House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) Texas, USA (Female)290950_House_Finch_0002


Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla) Berlin, Germany286890_Brambling_0001

European Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris) Berlin, germany


Common Redpoll (Carduelis flammea) Berlin, Germany


My favourite birds are back in their berry bushes :)

Here’s a quick edit from this afternoon. The weather was terrible and the rain was pouring down, but I got lucky and the sun popped out for a few seconds just when the striking male sat in an open spot.

This was taken with my 5D Mark III, which I usually only use for my other work, but I have been using it more and more for my bird stuff as well and must say that it works really well. It even survived getting completely wet for several hours. I am impressed :)

Gang Gang Cockatoo (Callocephalon fimbriatum)


Heaven on Earth

April 19, 2014

or what else can you call a place where you can photograph some of the most sought after species in Australia within a few hours!?

A friend of mine enabled me to develop a private property for photography with him and it’s already running wild with dozens of amazing birds around!

Here are a few shots from two weeks ago. If you are interested in a private workshop at this incredible place, drop me an e-Mail.

All the images below were taken in less than 8 hours!

All new images can be found HERE

Diamond Firetail (Stagonopleura guttata)


Eastern Rosella (Platycercus eximius)


Crested Shriketit (Falcunculus frontatus)


Fuscous Honeyeater (Lichenostomus fuscus)


Scarlet Robin (Petroica boodang)


White-plumed Hoenyeater (Lichenostomus penicillatus) JCW_20140406_7091

Yellow-tufted Honeyeater (Lichenostomus melanops)




New Images

March 25, 2014

Hi guys,


I have just uploaded a bunch of new images from the last few weeks and also some older images I reprocessed.

The full gallery can be seen HERE


Black-headed Honeyeater (Melithreptus affinis)


Beautiful Firetail (Stagonopleura bella)


Blue-winged Kookaburra (Dacelo leachii)


Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)


White-fronted Chat (Epthianura albifrons) with Dragonfly


Another Cover

March 8, 2014

Even though I am very busy with work, I am happy to announce that one of my images made it onto the cover of the Australian Aviary Magazine :)

As you might remember, it’s the spectacular Scarlet Honeyeater, which I photographed in the forest just east of Melbourne :)



Over 50 new images

February 22, 2014

Hi guys,

I have been busy with work and a bit quiet lately, but I managed to add more than 50 new images to my website. It’s mainly duck and I have finally manage to edit all the duck images in my archive. It’s more than 500 images of more than 60 species/subspecies :)

I hope you enjoy the update

The full update can be found HERE

And all duck images can be found HERE

Blue-billed Duck (Oxyura australis)151300_Blue-billed_Duck_0001

Displaying Musk Duck (Biziura lobata)


The unique Pink-eared Duck (Malacorhynchus membranaceus)


Male and female of the European subspecies of the Common Goldeneye  (Bucephala clangula)



Barrow’s Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica)


Female Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) with fish


Red-breated Merganser  (Mergus serrator) female


First images of 2014

January 22, 2014

After a great end to 2013, I had an even better start to the new year :)

At first it looked like total failure, when my mate and I went on a trip to phtograph Superb Parrots, but completely missed out on them. However, the luck turned around, when we visited a spot I knew. It was full of birds and I could get some great images.

All the new images can be found HERE


Eastern Rosella (Platycercus eximius)




Brown-headed Honeyeater Pair (Melithreptus brevirostris)


Yellow-tufted Honeyeater (Lichenostomus melanops meltoni)




Best of 2013

January 10, 2014

The title says it all :)

The images are sorted by date. The first one was taken in Early January near Melbourne. Australian Winter is the time to photograph shorebirds.

Click on each species name to see the full gallery

Red-kneed Dotterel (Erythrogonys cinctus)


February was quite a good month as well with some feeding Royal Spoonbills and other great birds.

Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia). You can see all images from that day HERE


Another great encounter I had was with a stunning Freckled Duck (Stictonetta naevosa) male. All images can be seen HERE


Followed by a lovely Eastern Spinebill (Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris)


And last but not least my amazing encounter with a flock of Welcome Swallows.

You can see the Making of HERE and all images HERE 

Welcome Swallow (Hirundo neoxena)



March was quite a busy month, too, with a trip to the Northern Territory to photograph Hooded Parrots and then a great trip to Magnetic Island.

You can read about the Northern Territory Trip here Part I and Part II

The full gallery can be seen HERE and HERE

Let’s start with a stunning male Hooded Parrot (Psephotus dissimilis) on a termite mound.


Crimson Finch  (Neochmia phaeton) 


Cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus)


The stunning Northern Rosella (Platycercus venustus)


Restless Flycatcher  (Myiagra inquieta nana)


And now a few images from magnetic Island

Beautiful female Red-tailed Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii macrorhynchus)

You can see a little trip report HERE and the whole gallery HERE


And the quite odd looking Bush Stone-Curlew (Burhinus grallarius)


I had to slow down a little bit in April, but managed to photograph a few stunning Crimson Rosellas (Platycercus elegans) among others



And then came May, a really fantasic month in terms of birds. Also, because I finally managed to photograph my favorite bird, the Gang Gang Cockatoo (Callocephalon fimbriatum)

Gang Gang Cockatoo (Callocephalon fimbriatum) 

You can see the full gallery HERE

And Making Ofs HERE and HEREJCW_20130506_9387clodonrII JCW_20130506_9508doNR JCW_20130502_8976clodonr

Besides that I could also photograph a few beautiful bush birds, such as

You can find the full Gallery HERE

Red-browed Finches (Neochmia temporalis)


White-naped Honeyeater (Melithreptus lunatus)JCW_20130510_0058clodonr

And the common New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae) 

In June I could photograph the tiny Rufous Fieldwren (Calamanthus campestris)  among others. You can find the rest HERE


July was the month of the Blue-winged Parrot (Neophema chrysostoma)

Find the full Gallery HERE

JCW_20130709_0769IIIclodoNR_layer_SRGBIV JCW_20130712_1371clodoIV JCW_20130712_1411clodoDue to my new job I had to take a while from bird photography and had a little break until October. Then I met up with my mate Dean and we could photograph the tiny White-throated Gerygone (Gerygone olivacea)

White-throated Gerygone (Gerygone olivacea)


After that I had a little break again, but finished off the year really strong with a few new and fantastic birds such as

Scarlet Honeyeater / Scarlet Myzomela (Myzomela sanguinolenta)


Rufous Whistler (Pachycephala rufiventris) 


All in all quite a good year with a few stunning new additions to my archive :)


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