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I’ve Just Been Swimming…

19 Apr
The Baths

The Baths

I’ve just been swimming. Though officially it’s Autumn, the weather is quite mild and the river remains warm. Add high tide, and what have you go? Perfection!

Many people bring their canine companions along to enjoy the walk beside the water, and so Chicki gets to meet and greet friends, old and new.

It’s a win win situation!

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A Joy to Watch: Spotted Dove

11 Apr
Spotted Dove

Spotted Dove

As I’ve mentioned before, a bonus of keeping Albert and Victoria (a pair of budgerigars) is the delight of seeing Spotted Doves (and occasionally, other birds) pecking their leftovers. The wild birds have discovered that I always tip the seed into a couple of disused flower-pots which are placed so that one can keep an eye on them. So often, when Ron or I look through the window, we see these charming, gentle birds at lunch.

Enjoy!

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A Delightful Tete a Tete

30 Mar
A delightful tete a tete

A delightful tete a tete

How sweet is this?

Sulphur-crested Cockatoos have a habit of bring  a smile to my face, but seldom more easily than in this photograph which was taken by the river in our local park.

The joys of living in the land of parrots…

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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 Together…

1 Feb

Here’s a photo taken out of the window of a club in Doll’s Point, Sydney.

Sulphur-crested Cockatoos, Corellas, pigeons and maybe more, all sharing the bounty.

Enjoy!

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Good tucker!

Good tucker!

What a Display! West Australian Red-flowering Gum

28 Jan
West Australian Flowering Red Gum

West Australian Red- flowering  Gum

Here in Sydney, some varieties of the magnificent West Australian Red-flowering Gum are still in bloom. Lately, I’ve seen several beautiful pink and rose-coloured varieties displaying their lovely flowers.

This particular one, however, has sadly had its day. I’m looking forward to early Summer this year so that, once again, we can all witness its glory. And don’t the Rainbow Lorikeets love them…

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P.S. This photo was taken some weeks ago.

Chicki in the Bush

16 Jan
Chicki in the Bush

Chicki in the Bush

I wonder what Chicki is looking at?

It could be anything: sulphur-crested cockatoos, magpies, ducks. The list goes on…

Nevertheless, here she is on a ledge in the local bushland park, looking a picture of innocent interest. 🙂

I’m sure that her daily visits to the park are the highlight of her life.

Enjoy!

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