Focus on Birds: Sulphur-crested Cockatoos

23 Nov
Sulphur-crested Cockatoos

Sulphur-crested Cockatoos

I was lucky to get this photo, since it isn’t every day that I spot a group of Sulphur-crested Cockatoos displaying their impressive head-gear.

This shot was taken in a bushland park suburban Sydney, N.S.W., Australia: a place where these and other parrots congregate.

Enjoy!

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Focus on Birds: Little Black Cormorant

22 Nov
Little Black Cormorant

Little Black Cormorant

Now and then I see the Little Black Cormorants  flying, diving or paddling on the river. Sometimes they come to rest on the swimming bath’s shark-proof netting.

Their speed in the water is breathtaking, but it seems that they don’t like to stay wet indefinitely, since this little guy has spread his wings out to dry.

Enjoy!

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Peek-a-Boo!

21 Nov
Rainbow Lorikeet peekingf rom  behind the Old Man Banksia

Rainbow Lorikeet peeking from behind the Old Man Banksia

Peek-a-boo!

Is that in the mind of this Rainbow Lorikeet as it peeks out from behind a Banksia flower?

This is Australian bush at its engaging best!

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Focus on Birds: Galahs

20 Nov
Galahs

Galahs

Some say that their feathers lack the brilliance of some types of parrots, bur I still believe that they are exceptionally pretty birds.

Their pink and grey plumage is perfectly set off by the green, green grass.

This photograph was taken near where Ron and I live. in suburban Sydney, N.S.W., Australia.

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Focus on Birds: Rainbow Lorikeets Minding Their Nest

19 Nov
Rainbow Lorikeets Minding their Nest

Rainbow Lorikeets Minding their Nest

Although it doesn’t show their brilliant plumage to its best advantage, I like this photo of a pair of Rainbow Lorikeets. This tree hollow is the site of their nest, and they were lucky to get it since it’s also a favourite spot for Sulphur-crested Cockatoos.

Enjoy!

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Focus on Birds: Laughing Kookaburra at Rest

18 Nov
Laughing Kookaburra

Laughing Kookaburra

Australia’s iconic Laughing Kookaburra is a handsome bird.

Here is one in a contemplative pose, perched on a handrail at the local park.

These birds are quite used to humans, and often cadge for food from picnickers.

Enjoy!

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Focus on Birds: A Heron on a Mission

17 Nov
White-faced Heron

White-faced Heron

Or so it seems…

This White-faced Heron displays such a focused gait. Surely he has something on his mind. Perhaps he’s just spotted breakfast…

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