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Cockatoos By the Shore

26 Jul
Cockatoos by  the shore

Cockatoos by the shore

There’s no shortage of Sulphur-crested  Cockatoos in the local park, and they seem to particularly like being near the river. So often I see them there – on the shore, in the trees, or in the sky. They’ve cornered the market in homes with water views, for I see them making nests in prime areas such as in the tall gum trees nearby. Small wonder they always seem exuberant.

Enjoy!

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A Welcome Visitor: An Elegant Egret!

7 Jul
An Egret on the Shore

An Egret on the Shore

Over the past week or two I’ve seen quite a few of these magnificent white birds as they visited the local swimming baths. They are often on their own, but now and then I’ve had the privilege of seeing a flock of four or five.

This photo was taken while one rested on a rock near the small, secluded beach.

Enjoy!

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The Day of The Cormorants

28 Jun
A Flock of Little Black Cormorants

A Flock of Little Black Cormorants

The last few weeks I’ve noticed a big increase in the number of Little Black Cormorants in and around our local swimming baths. Just today I overheard someone commenting on the large number that had perched along the shark-proof net, doubtless to enjoy the warm sunshine on a cold winter’s day.

They certainly make their presence felt when they land on the water, and commence their quite extraordinary dives. They swim much lower in the water than the ducks, and certainly in our part of the river, their numbers are far, far greater.

Enjoy!

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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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