This wise Kookaburra seems to be summing me up. Maybe he’s wondering what on earth is this thing that I’m pointing at him.
That said, Kookaburras still rank high amongst the most camera-friendly birds.
Sometimes, they actually seem to be posing.
As readers of this blog would probably realise, I really enjoy watching and listening to many different types of birds. From tiny Swallows to huge Pelicans: I love them all.
It’s hard to choose my favourite. How can I resist the gorgeous Parrots that I see almost every day?
In the Shallows: Ducks!
The marvellous Kookaburras? The cheeky Magpies? The list goes on…
Still, for all-round cuteness, I’ve opted for the ones that quack. :)
Once in a while we take Chicki to the sea-side. It’s quite a different experience than that of her usual time by the river. Sure, there are Sea-gulls there, too, but only a handful. It must be quite a revelation to her to see the huge numbers that flock by the ocean.
Here she is at Sydney’s Ramsgate Beach. I wonder what she makes of it…
Chicki, me and the Sea-gulls
One of the advantages of being a swimmer in the local baths is being able to witness the delightful view of bushland, with water beneath.
Now that I’m back in the water, I can once again take in these scenes, first-hand.
At least, a photograph can give you some idea.
Australian bush behind the river baths
Our Maltese Chicki likes nothing better than to visit our local park with us, and walk along the sand — ever alert for new and exciting smells.
However, she doesn’t seem to mind giving this hobby a rest and trying her other penchant: posing.
Now that there are so many lovely Spring wildflowers in bloom, there’s an even sweeter background for her photograph.
Thank you so much, Sally, for this just-published review of my eleventh title, ‘Love, Desire and Betrayal’.
Sally is one of the moderators of the popular and respected Goodreads Aussie Readers. I cannot thank her enough for this well-considered, detailed review.