Posts Tagged With: birds

Kookaburra in the rain.

Kookaburra

Kookaburra

It has been steadily raining, mostly in the evenings, for days now. Look how green the garden looks in the background. But I think this fellow was a bit fed up of the continual damp weather. He looked a bit dejected sitting on the bird-bath.

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Categories: Australia, birds, kookaburra, photos | Tags: , , , | 36 Comments

A Word a Week : Two by Two

Major Mitchell Cockatoo

Major Mitchell Cockatoo, I’ve got my eye on you

 

Young magpies

Young magpies

Jabirus

Jabirus changing of the guard on the nest

 

I love our beautiful Australian birds and many of them mate for life so I immediately thought of these birds when Sue of “A word in your ear” opened her dictionary at TWO this week.

 

 

Categories: A word a week photo challenge, Australia, birds, two | Tags: , , , | 13 Comments

Wild Weekly Photo Challenge : Black and White

The challenge this week almost had me stumped, I see everything in colour and find it hard to visualise the world in black and white or even the many shades of grey… But I enjoy the challenges from “Let’s be wild” so have thought about what I can submit this week.

Then I had one of those light bulb moments…. Many of the Australian birds are black and white…

So this is my contribution this week….

Black Cockatoo

Black Cockatoo

Young magpies resting on our front deck

Young magpies resting on our front deck

Searching for breakfast

Searching for breakfast

Almost like Japanese art work

Almost like Japanese art work

Gracefully landing

Gracefully landing

Pelican

Pelican

Categories: birds, black and white, black and white, photos, Wild Weekly Photo Challenge | Tags: , , , | 26 Comments

A Word A Week Challenge : Zoom

Skinnywench from “A word in your ear” opens her dictionary at random and out pops a word. The challenge is to interpret it in either words or photos. This week the word is zoom.

The zoom lens creates so many photo opportunities and creative possibilities I would be in a photographic wilderness with out it. Capturing wild life would only be a blob on the horizon as it is so hard to sneak up close to them. As for birds they are up and away as soon as they see you. So for this challenge I am going to show case a gallery of bird photos I have zoomed in on over the years.

Categories: A word a week photo challenge, birds, photos, zoom | Tags: , , , | 28 Comments

Travel Theme : Couples

lorrikeets in rain video, originally uploaded by gypsy woman1.

When ever it rained this couple of rainbow lorikeets would shelter on our front deck.

I am looking forward to seeing them again soon…

Ailsa from “Where’s my backpack” has given us this lovely theme. Click on the link to take you to more…

Categories: birds, couples, lorrikeets, photos, travel, travel theme, video | Tags: , , , | 12 Comments

Huge flock of budgies in the outback

I just had to share this amazing experience with you.

As we had breakfast this morning I heard, then saw thousands of birds swarming like bees above us. I grabbed the camera. It was hard to follow and focus on them they moved so fast. They were budgies, those cute little pet birds you see in a cage, turning and swirling around then dropping onto a small puddle of water before soaring away again. Then I saw a hawk diving in among them. It was his breakfast time too…

I was entranced and stood watching for almost 20 minutes before they finally disappeared over the horizon.

We were going to move on today but as there is WiFi connection here we will stay another night to catch up with emails, blogs etc.

Categories: australian travel, out back, photos, travel, video | Tags: , , , , | 11 Comments

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