Archive | October, 2014

Focus on Birds: Welcome Swallow

31 Oct
Swallow on the shore

Swallow on the shore

I love these tiny birds! They flash through the sky, sometimes landing on the pontoon in the baths.

Here’s a photo of one gathering mud to make a nest.

Sweet little creatures.

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Focus on Birds: Crimson Rosella

30 Oct
Crimson Rosella

Crimson Rosella

 

Australia’s parrots are very appealing.

In our local park and surrounding areas, it isn’t uncommon to see these beautiful Crimson Rosellas. As you can see, they are richly  coloured.

One of the joys of living close to natural bushland in Sydney, N.S.W., Australia…

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Focus on Birds: Kookaburras in Today’s World

29 Oct

Well, I was stumped for a title. 🙂 I don’t mean to imply that garbage bins symbolize today’s world. However, they are a part of modern life, and these Kookaburras are making use of them.

I hope that you will enjoy this little group.

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Kookaburras

Kookaburras

Focus on Birds: Rainbow Lorikeet

28 Oct
Rainbow Lorikeet

Rainbow Lorikeet

The colours of the Rainbow Lorikeets are as spectacular as their name suggests. They catch my eye, whether in flight or at rest. Sometimes, a flock gathers around a picnic table and  entices people to throw  some crumbs in their direction.

Here is photo taken in the park near where Ron and I live.

Enjoy!

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Focus on Birds: A Heron on the Pole

27 Oct
A Heron Atop a Pole

A Heron Atop a Pole

White-faced Herons are a pretty common sight in the local swimming baths, especially at low tide. Not so common, though, is to see one perched atop a pole.

Enjoy!

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Focus on Birds: Laughing Kookaburra, Bathing

26 Oct
Laughing Kookaburra

Laughing Kookaburra

Laughing Kookaburras are common yet wonderful sight in our local park. Their unique calls and distinctive appearance seal their popularity.

Here is a photograph of one, cooling gown in the heat.

I hope you like this picture of an iconic Australian bird.

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Focus on Birds: A Silver Gull and a Masked Lapwing

24 Oct
Plover and Sea-gull

Plover and Sea-gull

I like to photograph the unusual. and it’s not every day that one sees a Masked Lapwing and a Silver Gull quite near each other on the beach by the river.

Silver Gulls are quite commonly found here, but the Masked Lapwings are a fairly rare sight. I guess that they have found the sands to be to their liking.

Enjoy this scene, on a river in Sydney, N.S.W., Australia.

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