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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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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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I’ve Just Been Swimming…

19 Apr
The Baths

The Baths

I’ve just been swimming. Though officially it’s Autumn, the weather is quite mild and the river remains warm. Add high tide, and what have you go? Perfection!

Many people bring their canine companions along to enjoy the walk beside the water, and so Chicki gets to meet and greet friends, old and new.

It’s a win win situation!

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A Joy to Watch: Spotted Dove

11 Apr
Spotted Dove

Spotted Dove

As I’ve mentioned before, a bonus of keeping Albert and Victoria (a pair of budgerigars) is the delight of seeing Spotted Doves (and occasionally, other birds) pecking their leftovers. The wild birds have discovered that I always tip the seed into a couple of disused flower-pots which are placed so that one can keep an eye on them. So often, when Ron or I look through the window, we see these charming, gentle birds at lunch.

Enjoy!

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A Delightful Tete a Tete

30 Mar
A delightful tete a tete

A delightful tete a tete

How sweet is this?

Sulphur-crested Cockatoos have a habit of bring  a smile to my face, but seldom more easily than in this photograph which was taken by the river in our local park.

The joys of living in the land of parrots…

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They’re Out : Beautiful Banksias

29 Mar
Banksia

Banksia

It’s lovely to walk (or drive) around our local park. Not only are all the beautiful native birds around, often nesting high in the gum-trees, but also the delightful Banksias are in flower.

I hope that you enjoy seeing this photo which was taken there.

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How Australian is This?

23 Mar
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

How Australian is this? A beautiful Sulphur-crested Cockatoo perched high in a native tree.

Those of us who take the time and opportunity to visit Australian bushland, very frequently are rewarded by sights such as this.

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