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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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Bushland Scene

18 Aug
Australian bushland

Australian bushland

I love to walk in the Australian bushland. And so I count my blessings that, despite living in suburbia,  I live so near to  a beautiful, unspoilt area that boasts many different varieties of Wattle and Eucalyptus, to name just two.

I hope that you like this snapshot taken there.

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Kookaburra or Cockatoo: Which is King?

31 Aug

Who makes their presence most felt in the Australian bush,:the Sulphur-crested Cockatoo with its spectacular flocks and unmistakable screech,  or  the Kookaburra with is striking plumage and well-loved laugh?

I’ve shown you recently some photos of the Cockies, so this time the kookaburra can hog the spotlight.

Here is one I snapped recently in the local bush.

Kookaburra in the Australian Bush

Kookaburra in the Australian Bush

King Parrots: Jewels of the Australian Bush

22 Aug

Today’s sunny, cool conditions brought with it an abundance of activity by the native birds in our local bushland park.

Cockatoos, rainbow lorikeets, magpies, kookaburras: you name it: were out in force, delighting the unusually high number of mid-week visitors.

What pleased me most of all, though, was the presence of that most spectacular bird, the King Parrot.

Though these are sometimes quite camera-shy, hiding in the shadows of the tall gum trees, I have been lucky enough to capture some photographs.

Here’s one.

Aren’t they stunning?

A magnificent male King Parrot

A magnificent male King Parrot

In the Wild: A Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

21 Aug

The Australian bushland is home to so many intriguing birds, not least of which is the Sulphur-crested Cockatoo.

Call them noisy, call them destructive, but in the wild these characters provide endless entertainment and interest.

Whether gliding, swooping,squawking or nesting, they tend to make their presence felt.

Here is one I snapped quite recently in our local bushland park.

Enjoy!

Cockatoo in the Australian bush

Cockatoo in the Australian bush