Archive | February, 2015

Summer is Still Here…

27 Feb
Bathing Kookaburra

Bathing Kookaburra

Autumn may be knocking on Sydney’s door, but weather-wise, Summer is still in full swing.

Right now the sun is shining brightly, the humidity is high, and the air is warm.

What better time then for this wise Kookaburra to indulge in a refreshing bath?

He seems to be making the most of it!

Enjoy!

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Australian Beauty: Crimson Rosella

24 Feb
Crimson Rosella

Crimson Rosella

One of the most strikingly-beautiful parrots of Australia must be the Crimson Rosella.

Fortunately for me, these (along with other stunningly-coloured parrots such as Rainbow Lorikeets and King Parrots) are fairly common in our local bushland park.

Nothing beats seeing these birds living as nature intended, flying as they wish, and resting securely on the branches of our native trees.

Enjoy!

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Feeding the Birds…

18 Feb
Feeding the birds...

Feeding the birds…

Today, I’m going back in time to winter a few years ago. I’m on the promenade of the river baths, feeding the birds…

The ducks and Silver Gulls compete fiercely for the treats, with the gulls usually winning.

Experts tell us to refrain from feeding these wild birds, but I don’t suppose that the occasional crumb will do too much harm.

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Two by Two (or is it Two by 5?)

16 Feb
A Pair of White-faced Herons

A Pair of White-faced Herons

As a regular visitor to the local swimming baths I can say that without question this is a most unusual sight.

Solo White-faced Herons are common enough: in pairs, less so. But a pair resting almost side by side on the pontoon is, well, quite noteworthy.

These are elegant birds, graceful in flight.

Enjoy!

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Happy Valentine’s Day

14 Feb

2013_0902imagefacebook0133Happy Valentine’s Day!

Roses are for love, and red in particular, but I thought I’d be different and offer instead a pink Camellia flower.

Enjoy!

Making Their Presence Felt

11 Feb
Sulphur-crested Cockatoos by the river

Sulphur-crested Cockatoos by the river

Of late, our local Cockatoos  have been keeping a low profile, but this morning they were out in force.

Don’t you think that they are the characters of parrot family?

It’s hard to beat their comical expressions and engaging mannerisms.

As a species, they are very long-lived. Those inhabiting our local park have, I believe, plenty to be happy about!

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Happy Together: Australian Wood Ducks

8 Feb
Australian Wood Ducks

Australian Wood Ducks

It isn’t every day that I spot a pair of Australian Wood Ducks paddling on the river.

But when I do, it’s cause for delight.

Here’s a photo of such a pair, doing their thing in less than still water.

Enjoy!

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