Archive | March, 2014

Look! There’s a Flock of Ibis near Ramsgate Beach!

24 Mar
Ibis on the promenade at Ramsgate

Ibis on the promenade at Ramsgate

I guess that, for those who frequent the Botany Bay foreshores, Ibis are not an uncommon sight.

Most of my recreation time is spent in our local bushland park, so when we travel to Ramsgate and other places on the Botany Bay foreshores, the sight of Ibis is a novelty and a treat.

They are elegant birds and quite impressive, though people say they are scavengers.

I like to look at their most positive attribute: their graceful appearance.

Enjoy!

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Love the Australian Scenery?

23 Mar
In the park

In the park

Do you love the scenery of Australia?

In this photograph one can see some wonderful old gum trees against a backdrop of the Georges River. Many beautiful parks are to be found along its banks.

Such lovely surroundings are perfect for walking. Who knows what birds, flowers or other delights one will discover?

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Clowns of the Bush: Sulphur-crested Cockatoos

22 Mar
Searching for lunch...

Searching for lunch…

Few birds make their presence felt as much as these clowns of the bush!

Often, the first sounds I hear as a alight from our car is their raucous cries.  So often, this is followed by the sight of a large flock flying by: landing wherever their fancy takes them.

Here are some scenes from our local bushland park.

Enjoy!

Cockatoos on the grass

Cockatoos on the grass

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Feathered Friends: Wild Ducks

21 Mar
Paddling along

Paddling along

There’s something quite endearing about ducks. They bring a smile to my face, especially when I see them in their element, paddling along as a family group.

Despite checking a brochure about local birds, I can’t identify the species. But that technicality does nothing to spoil my enjoyment of this sight.

I wonder if any of these are the little ducklings I saw some time ago, all grown up…

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As Darkness Begins to Fall…

20 Mar
The view from Dolls Point

The view from Dolls Point

Not so long ago, Ron and I had dinner in a Club at Dolls Point, in Sydney’s Botany Bay Foreshores.

The view from the window struck me as quite delightful. Through gentle light I could make out the moon. I could see the park below, and even some Ibis strutting along.

It’s a special time of a day, as darkness begins to fall…

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There’s a Raven on the Promenade!

19 Mar
An Australian Raven beside the river

An Australian Raven beside the river

There’s a Raven on the promenade!

This is a sight I rarely see.

Although Australian Ravens are officially listed as ‘common’ in our local bushland Park, they are strangers to this well-walked area.

Once in a while, though, they visit here.

I constantly marvel at the diversity of bird-life here in suburban Sydney.

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Dare I?

18 Mar
Dare I?

Dare I?

Dare I?

As I study the waves in this photograph I wonder is that in the mind of this duck as it considers its next move…

Very likely the wind had picked up. The regular wave pattern suggests this.

Whatever the reason,  paddling looks to be somewhat more difficult than on a glassy surface. Maybe a bit more rest on the warm pontoon is the better option…

Or maybe not. It could get worse.

Point is, did he deliberate? Did instinct take over? Or was it something else??

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