Archive | July, 2015

Cockatoos By the Shore

26 Jul
Cockatoos by  the shore

Cockatoos by the shore

There’s no shortage of Sulphur-crested  Cockatoos in the local park, and they seem to particularly like being near the river. So often I see them there – on the shore, in the trees, or in the sky. They’ve cornered the market in homes with water views, for I see them making nests in prime areas such as in the tall gum trees nearby. Small wonder they always seem exuberant.

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Drying its Wings: A Little Black Cormorant

21 Jul
Little Black Cormorant

Little Black Cormorant

Maybe because it’s midwinter, I often spot Little Black Cormorants,  wings outstretched – drying off in the sunshine. Nearly every day I see a flock of them perched atop the shark-proof net. En mass they are quite an impressive sight. I’ve even seen them interspersed with white Egrets. That is fantastic!

Enjoy this shot of a single bird as it rests.

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Another Post from Chicki!

13 Jul
Chicki

Chicki

Hello to all my fans! I’m so happy to report that Mummy has finally yielded to my urgent demands and once again given me access to her blog. And about time, too! I’m sure all of you must have been out of sorts, so long have you been waiting and hoping for my triumphant return…

Doubtless you’ll be relieved to know that life has been treating me pretty well. I’ve made some new doggy friends on my daily walks to the park, as well as keeping up my acquaintance with old comrades such as Sasha, the frisbee-catching canine. Sasha thinks she’s a star performer: just quietly, she told me she loves an audience.

And well she might, for I also admit to liking to be the centre of attention ( as I so often am, doubtless due to my irresistible good looks and delightful manners).  I am, however, very choosy as to who I’ll allow to pat my gorgeous head, and Mummy dutifully adheres to my strict instructions on this matter. She knows just who’s in charge…

So now, I’ll bid you all adieu (that’s French, not Maltese, by the way). Until next time…

Love from Chicki Rose Sharp xxx

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A Welcome Visitor: An Elegant Egret!

7 Jul
An Egret on the Shore

An Egret on the Shore

Over the past week or two I’ve seen quite a few of these magnificent white birds as they visited the local swimming baths. They are often on their own, but now and then I’ve had the privilege of seeing a flock of four or five.

This photo was taken while one rested on a rock near the small, secluded beach.

Enjoy!

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