Love those Magpie Geese Feathers they are a friendly Bird we sometimes get them down at the local Lagoon here too.
Though the ones around here are white not a muddy brown colour like up your way It will be good when the Rain comes.
Yes get a long angle lens though Birding is very addictive my 300mm lens has not been off my new camera in the 7 weeks I have had it, and I use it every day.
Terrific Series of Birds and Thanks for Sharing.
Thanks for your comments Mary Anne. Yes a 300mm looks to be the go,... Cheers.