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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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What a Handsome Bird: Laughing Kookaburra

15 Dec
Laughing Kookaburra

Laughing Kookaburra

One of the most striking-looking Australian native birds is the Laughing Kookaburra. They are quite strong-looking, even masterful…

They are highly intelligent and have wonderful vision. Clean, too: I often see them bathing in the local park, underneath the bubbler and tap area where cool,  fresh water collects.

Enjoy!

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Flannel Flowers By The River

11 Dec
Flannel Flowers by the river

Flannel Flowers by the river

Flannel Flowers are one of the few native plants that have been honoured by their appearance on Australian postage stamps.

Their simple beauty is a delight. Currently, they are in flower in our local park, and have become one of the highlights of our going to visit.

Enjoy!

By the way, here’s a link to my third post on my new blog. Thanks go to those who visit!

http://margaretlynettesharp2.wordpress.com/2014/12/11/a-soggy-day/

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How Australian is This? A Cockatoo in the Bush

6 Dec
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

How Australian is this? A Sulphur-crested Cockatoo perched high in the bushland, surveying his territory.

What a happy-looking fellow he is! I wonder whether the hole in the tree is his nest…

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Focus on Birds: Little Black Cormorant

22 Nov
Little Black Cormorant

Little Black Cormorant

Now and then I see the Little Black Cormorants  flying, diving or paddling on the river. Sometimes they come to rest on the swimming bath’s shark-proof netting.

Their speed in the water is breathtaking, but it seems that they don’t like to stay wet indefinitely, since this little guy has spread his wings out to dry.

Enjoy!

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Focus on Birds: Galahs

20 Nov
Galahs

Galahs

Some say that their feathers lack the brilliance of some types of parrots, bur I still believe that they are exceptionally pretty birds.

Their pink and grey plumage is perfectly set off by the green, green grass.

This photograph was taken near where Ron and I live. in suburban Sydney, N.S.W., Australia.

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Focus on Birds: Rainbow Lorikeets Minding Their Nest

19 Nov
Rainbow Lorikeets Minding their Nest

Rainbow Lorikeets Minding their Nest

Although it doesn’t show their brilliant plumage to its best advantage, I like this photo of a pair of Rainbow Lorikeets. This tree hollow is the site of their nest, and they were lucky to get it since it’s also a favourite spot for Sulphur-crested Cockatoos.

Enjoy!

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