Tag Archives: river

At The Lookout…

5 Apr
The Lookout

The Lookout

Our local park boast a number of delightful lookouts that show the Georges River and its surroundings to best advantage. Now and then, Ron and I take Chicki to visit these beauty spots. I’m a bit timid where heights are concerned. Even the railings are not quite enough… Still, the view is superb, even from a (small) distance. 🙂
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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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Caught in the Rain

14 Mar
Chicki in the rain

Chicki in the rain

Yesterday, both Chicki and I were caught in the rain.

Sydney’s seemingly endless summer suddenly disappeared, replaced by cool southerlies and showers.

Not to be deterred, I still managed my morning swim in the still-warm river.

Here’s Chicki in her wet weather gear. I wonder what she’s thinking?

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Thirsty Cocky

3 Mar
Thirsty Cokcy

Thirsty Cocky

It’s hot outside, especially for autumn. Small wonder that this beautiful, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo is pausing for a drink.

He’s chosen to live in our local bushland park, where there are plenty of watering spots.

Enjoy!

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Australian Beauty: Crimson Rosella

24 Feb
Crimson Rosella

Crimson Rosella

One of the most strikingly-beautiful parrots of Australia must be the Crimson Rosella.

Fortunately for me, these (along with other stunningly-coloured parrots such as Rainbow Lorikeets and King Parrots) are fairly common in our local bushland park.

Nothing beats seeing these birds living as nature intended, flying as they wish, and resting securely on the branches of our native trees.

Enjoy!

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Feeding the Birds…

18 Feb
Feeding the birds...

Feeding the birds…

Today, I’m going back in time to winter a few years ago. I’m on the promenade of the river baths, feeding the birds…

The ducks and Silver Gulls compete fiercely for the treats, with the gulls usually winning.

Experts tell us to refrain from feeding these wild birds, but I don’t suppose that the occasional crumb will do too much harm.

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Two by Two (or is it Two by 5?)

16 Feb
A Pair of White-faced Herons

A Pair of White-faced Herons

As a regular visitor to the local swimming baths I can say that without question this is a most unusual sight.

Solo White-faced Herons are common enough: in pairs, less so. But a pair resting almost side by side on the pontoon is, well, quite noteworthy.

These are elegant birds, graceful in flight.

Enjoy!

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Making Their Presence Felt

11 Feb
Sulphur-crested Cockatoos by the river

Sulphur-crested Cockatoos by the river

Of late, our local Cockatoos  have been keeping a low profile, but this morning they were out in force.

Don’t you think that they are the characters of parrot family?

It’s hard to beat their comical expressions and engaging mannerisms.

As a species, they are very long-lived. Those inhabiting our local park have, I believe, plenty to be happy about!

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Happy Together: Australian Wood Ducks

8 Feb
Australian Wood Ducks

Australian Wood Ducks

It isn’t every day that I spot a pair of Australian Wood Ducks paddling on the river.

But when I do, it’s cause for delight.

Here’s a photo of such a pair, doing their thing in less than still water.

Enjoy!

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Plovers on the Shore

22 Jan
Plovers on the shore

Plovers on the shore

Now and again I see Plovers on the shore of the local swimming baths.

More formally known as Masked Lapwings, these are quite handsome birds. It’s a treat to see them against the backdrop of the river.

Enjoy!

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