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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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Australian Bushland Scene

10 Jan

Here’s an Australian scene.

Australian bush

Australian bush

This shot was taken in the local bushland park in suburban Sydney, and shows plenty of Flannel Flowers in bloom.

They’re still out, months after they started. Simply beautiful!

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Focus on Birds: Crimson Rosella

10 Dec
Crimson Rosella

Crimson Rosella

Such strikingly-coloured parrots!

I see them now and again. They are less common the Rainbow Lorikeets, but arguably, equally beautiful.

Crimson Rosellas are sometimes seen on the ground, but more often perched in trees or shrubs. They are very agile in flight, too.

Here’s a photo of one as he (or she) finds something tasty to eat.

Enjoy!

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Peek-a-Boo!

21 Nov
Rainbow Lorikeet peekingf rom  behind the Old Man Banksia

Rainbow Lorikeet peeking from behind the Old Man Banksia

Peek-a-boo!

Is that in the mind of this Rainbow Lorikeet as it peeks out from behind a Banksia flower?

This is Australian bush at its engaging best!

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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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Wildflowers of Australia: Flannel Flowers

13 Nov
Flannel Flowers in the breeze

Flannel Flowers in the breeze

Right now, the Flannel Flowers are in bloom. Every time I visit the local bushland park, I see their lovely, daisy-like flowers.

They seem to be very choosy in  where they will grow. The greatest number here are beside the road, though there a few clumps in the broader bushland. Their heads bob about in the breeze.

Enjoy!

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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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