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Post  Willo on Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:10 am

Hi,

My contributions to the forum have been meagre as I have not been in a position to spend much time down at the gold fields, nearly 700 km away!

However, I spent an interesting week and a bit own at Inglewood with a friend from Tamworth who found his first two pieces of gold, his first 0.92 grams!

Apart from that highlight, my finds were very thin on the ground, but I was happy to snag a 1.93 grammer deep in the gravel at 30 cm with my 5000/14 inch Elite coil. My only other nugget which if I breathed on it may weigh close to 0.5 was found working the scrub.

It was a classic case of the gold been above the ground and around me as well. I was pleased to capture some species of birds I had not photographed at all including some beautiful Red Capped Robins. I have included a shot of the male and the female as well as a shot I got of the Varied Sittella at Inglewood. Unfortunately, the Red Capped Robin is suffering from predators and have become uncommon in many areas. I usually see the Flame Robin in my are as well as the Eastern Yellow Robin.

Ian

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Post  Jen on Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:22 pm

Always nice to see any photos Ian..
The gold is awesome, its always nice seeing someone is pinging a few pieces no matter what the size. Q15

The photos of those birds is outstanding Q38

Thankyou for sharing
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Post  deutran on Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:58 pm

Those images are sharp great job Willo
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Post  ttrash on Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:54 pm

Nice work with some Gold Willo

Excellent photos to boot

Gotta luv the great Aussie bush.....!!
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Post  Mike54 on Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:49 pm

Very nice finds there Ian. T06 Congrats for your finds and thanks for sharing your great pics.

Cheers.

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Post  Axtyr on Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:55 am

Willo, all the photos are magnificent. I love watching the flame robins flying around me as well as the other birds flitting from shrub to shrub in search of food. It certainly is a case of "all the glitters is not gold".

Well done.

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Post  GemQ on Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:28 am

Willo - Amazing pics mate, especially in the northern Goldfields you can get very close to the bird life. Lucky enough about 12 months ago to see a pair of mallee fowl. Capturing these photos is important in demonstrating that we are not destroying the bush and appreciating and capturing its natural beauty
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Post  Willo on Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:45 am

Jen wrote:Always nice to see any photos Ian..
The gold is awesome, its always nice seeing someone is pinging a few pieces no matter what the size.  Q15

The photos of those birds is outstanding Q38

Thankyou for sharing

Thank you for our very kind words Jen, its a pleasure, with me my contribution is hopefully quality over quantity!

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Post  Willo on Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:47 am

deutran wrote:Those images are sharp great job Willo
Cheers Deutran - if only I had your gold finding skills!
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Post  Rwork on Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:54 pm

Nice pictures Willo.

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Post  Kon61gold on Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:22 pm

Nice gold & wildlife pictures Willo. Know that all/any contribution to this forum, in way of members prospecting adventures/finds, is always appreciated. Well done. cheers

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Post  Willo on Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:47 pm

Rwork wrote:Nice pictures Willo.

Thank you Ray
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Post  Willo on Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:48 pm

Kon61gold wrote:Nice gold & wildlife pictures Willo. Know that all/any contribution to this forum, in way of members prospecting adventures/finds, is always appreciated. Well done. cheers

Cheers Kon. T25  

Thanks Kon, you guys do a terrific job as admins, I hope you get to swing the wand regularly yoursef!
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Post  Wombat on Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:32 pm

Real nice finds mate and love the bird photos. Very professional.
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