Tag Archives: birds

On The Edge: A Kookaburra Rests

23 Jun
Kookaburra

Kookaburra

Kookaburras are pretty common in our local park. Even if I don’t see them, I usually hear their unmistakable laughter…

They have become quite used to humans, and some are so bold as to steal food from picnic tables…

Here’s a photo of one resting on the edge of a concrete slab in the park. Is he posing for the camera?

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Peeking Out: A Crimson Rosella

8 Jun
Peeking: A Crimson Rosella

Peeking: A Crimson Rosella

No matter how often I spot them, I’m always excited to see these wonderful Crimson Rosellas. Because Ron and I live near a bushland park, we sometimes see these parrots in our own garden. How different is this to my childhood home, just a few miles from the city of Sydney, where the variety of wild birds was limited.

Enjoy this photo, taken in our local park!
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Hello, Cocky! Goodbye, Cocky!

25 May
Hello, Cocky! Goodbye, Cocky!

Hello, Cocky! Goodbye, Cocky!

I hope I don’t sound immodest when I say that this photograph is a delight…

The pose and expression of Cocky #1 captures my imagination and makes me smile.

Cocky#2 seems very nearly a mirror image, viewed in reverse. Well, almost…

Almost every day I see many of these wonderful, large parrots flying, gliding, landing, walking, eating…

Our local bushland park is home to hundreds, and quite often, smaller numbers visit the local streets.

One of the delights of living in the St George district of suburban Sydney, Australia.

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A Rainbow of Delight

17 May
Rainbow Lorikeets in a suburban Sydney park.

Rainbow Lorikeets in a suburban Sydney park.

Rainbow Lorikeets are aptly named. Witness their brilliant, rainbow-like colours! Even their beak is a startling red!

I’m so privileged to live near a large area of bushland that is home to these (and many other) glorious parrots.

I hope that you will get a sense of their beauty and abundance.

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There’s a Cormorant on the Rock!

10 May

There’s a Cormorant on the rock!

Little Pied Cormorants are not an uncommon sight on the river, yet they seldom choose to rest on rocks, preferring instead to alight on man-made structures such as wooden poles, and the top of the shark-proof netting. So I think myself lucky to get a shot of one while it rested on a rock, just outside the swimming baths in Sydney’s Georges River.

Enjoy!

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Little Pied Cormorant

Little Pied Cormorant

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A Pair of Kookaburras in the Park

3 May
A Pair of Kookaburras

A Pair of Kookaburras

Most of the time, I see Kookaburras on their own, or at least not as close together as these two.

Our local park (in suburban Sydney, N.S.W., Australia) is home to an enormous variety of birds : from tiny Welcome Swallows to huge Australian Pelicans. In the middle range comes thes delightful members of the Kingfisher family.

Enjoy!

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Oh, and I must say ‘Thank you’ to Australian author Jan Merry for her review of my 2015 release, “Of Love and Secrets’. The Goodreads link has disappeared, but you can still read her review on Amazon. It is the most recent!   A Kindle edition is available through Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Love-Secrets-Margaret-Lynette-Sharp-ebook/dp/B00RURJWFU

What a Feast: A Crimson Rosella Contemplates Whilst Eating…

27 Apr
Crimson Rosella

Crimson Rosella

What a feast! This Crimson Rosella has found for himself an endless supply of red berries!

Living as we do quite close to an Australian bushland park provides plenty of opportunity to see such beautiful native parrots literally in our front garden.

I guess it’s small wonder that Australia is known as the Land of Parrots!

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