Heron in the Wind

1 Feb

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White-faced Herons are solitary creatures, seldom seen in the company of others of their kind.

They don’t seem to care about the weather, for whether it’s sunny, wet, cloudy or windy, I usually see one strutting proudly and purposefully in the local river swimming baths.

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Cocky Has a Picnic…

25 Jan

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Picnic time Picnic time

The local Sulphur-crested Cockatoos are  very lucky, since every day can be Picnic Day. And what better place for a picnic?

I guess that their taste runs to the roots of grasses, judging by the apparent relish that this one shows…

For them, life isn’t just a beach…

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Strutting His Stuff: A White-faced Heron

17 Jan

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Strutting His Stuff Strutting His Stuff

How proud this White-faced Heron looks as he struts his stuff near a couple of wild ducks!

It’s pretty rare for me to see these two species in close proximity, so naturally I reached for my camera.

This photo was taken in our local river swimming baths – a place that attracts many species of water-birds.

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FREE on 15th and 16th January: Long and Short Australian Stories

15 Jan

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‘Long and Short Australian Stories’ is unique among my short story collections in that its first and final stories are relatively lengthy.

On the other hand, in common with its stablemates, this book is filled with tales of sweet romance, making it a pleasant way to relax and fill in a few minutes (or longer), especially at bedtime.

For the first time, this title is free to download on Amazon Kindle. This offer is limited to the 15th and 16th January, 2016. (If you’re outside the US, it might be worthwhile checking the site even on the 17th since, in Australia, it often hangs over for part of the next day.)

Enjoy!

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Christmas is Over, but the Memory Lives On…

11 Jan

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Christmas Bush Christmas Bush

Christmas may be over, but the Australian Christmas Bush is clinging to its pretty, colourful display.

We have several of these small tress in our garden, but there are many, many more beside the river. What a delight it is to see them in their natural environment!

Enjoy!

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Readers and Bargain-Hunters, Here’s a Sale!

5 Jan

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Readers and bargain-hunters, here’s a sale!

Like romance?

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Noisy Miner in an Old Man Banksia

3 Jan

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Noisy Miner in a Banksia Noisy Miner in a Banksia

Not everyone likes Noisy Miners. On the plus side, they are a native species. On the negative side, they can be quite aggressive to other birds and their presence seems to coincide with a decline in numbers of very small birds.

Still, they are a natural part of our environment here in Sydney, and I think they look rather striking when their yellow colouration is brought out strongly among the yellows of the Old Man Banksia.

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