I have always thought...

white birds
I have always thought that stars turn into white birds in the morning light
& sleep with their heads under their wings
until the dusk begins to walk through the streets.
- storypeople

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Rainbow Lorikeets


Rainbow lorikeets in my gum tree - for a brief moment.
These distinctive birds are found mainly along the northern and eastern seaboards of Australia.



Linking to:
NatureFootstep Winged
Wild Bird Wednesday
Bird D'Pot

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Profiles of the Noisy Miner


Noisy miner, a native Australian bird, posing on my back verandah in the Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula.


Though of average size, these birds have been known to attack larger birds such as hawks and kookaburras in their bid to claim territory.


The noisy miner is also known as the mickey bird or soldier bird.
In Brisbane they have been recorded as attacking domestic cats and dogs in mobs.
See HERE.


Linking to:
NatureFootstep Winged
Wild Bird Wednesday
Bird D'Pot

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Someone's Baby at Coolart


This little one was swimming around in the Coolart wetlands.
He seemed alone.
I have no idea whose baby this may be.
Any ideas?




Linking to:
NatureFootstep Winged
Wild Bird Wednesday
Bird D'Pot

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Swallow at Coolart


I was delighted to capture this little character at Coolart wetlands.


I have never seen a swallow with this colouring before.




Linking to:
NatureFootstep Winged
Wild Bird Wednesday
Bird D'Pot

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Straw-Necked Ibis at Coolart


If you wish to see a range of birds nesting, Spring is the best time to visit Coolart wetlands at Somers on the Mornington Peninsula.


The straw-necked ibis has fascinating feather colours that shine and change in the sunlight.




Linking to:
NatureFootstep Winged
Wild Bird Wednesday
Bird D'Pot

Monday, 23 September 2013

Great Cormorants at Coolart


These two Great Cormorants I sighted at Coolart Wetlands today on the Mornington Peninsula.


They spent quite some time together on this branch, just fluffing their wings.


Linking to:
NatureFootstep Winged
Wild Bird Wednesday
Bird D'Pot

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Corellas in Action


Corellas in action on my roof and aerial.
Corellas are members of the cockatoo family.
They are fun to watch when they play, but their screech can be rather disturbing.


Linking to:
NatureFootstep Winged
Wild Bird Wednesday
Bird D'Pot

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Crested Pigeons at Moorabbin


While wandering a park at Moorabbin and trying to dodge cold winds, I found this crested pigeon.


And then I saw his friends.

This crested pigeon is native to Australia
and has a peculiar whistling sound in flight.


Linking to:
NatureFootstep Winged
Wild Bird Wednesday
Bird D'Pot

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

I'm Cold and Damp


It was a rainy, grey morning - not very enticing for wandering with a camera.
I was sitting in the car waiting for hubby.
Above, on the fence, beneath a palm, was this little fluffed up character.


Linking to:
NatureFootstep Winged
Wild Bird Wednesday
Bird D'Pot


Thursday, 18 July 2013

Little Blue Heron


The white faced or little blue heron is supposed to be the most commonly seen heron in Australia.
But this was the first - 2008 - and last time I have ever seen one.
Perhaps young - the legs are not very yellow
- I found this character wandering alone at Sorrento on Port Phillip Bay.


Linking to:
NatureFootstep Winged
Wild Bird Wednesday
Bird D'Pot

Friday, 12 July 2013

Bronzewing Beauty


A regular visitor to my peninsula world is the bronzewing -
related to the pigeon.
He is always alone.
And wherever he chooses to rest, he stays there for at least an hour.
This is the first time I have seen him on my roofline.
Usually he is tucked away on the ground beneath low hanging bushes.





Linking to:
NatureFootstep Winged
Wild Bird Wednesday
Bird D'Pot

Sunday, 30 June 2013

That Guinea Fowl!


I can't resist another photo of the "not-so-glamorous" guinea fowl.
He seems to taunt me at the Enchanted Maze Garden, Arthurs Seat.
Just as I am ready to take his photo, he moves.
On this occasion, in the early morning Winter light, he was not by the lake.
He was walking just ahead of me on one of the tracks.
As he turned around - CLICK!


Linking to:
NatureFootstep Winged
Wild Bird Wednesday
Bird D'Pot
Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Monday, 17 June 2013

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Gammy


Meet the guy we call Gammy.
He is a sulphur-crested cockatoo with a broken wing; it won't fold in to his body.
But still he flies and makes his presence loudly felt in the neighbourhood.
Definitely a character with the strength of a wild spirit.


Linking to:
NatureFootstep Winged
Wild Bird Wednesday
Bird D'Pot

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Sunday, 31 March 2013

Shadow Ignores the Camera


I have better things to see than a camera lens!
Anyhow! I never see the photos anyways!


I have my own world
I'm busy protecting it
Wise gems from Shadow


Linking to:
Camera Critters
Pets Forever

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Am I being told something?...


Some characters at Coolart, Somers on the Mornington Peninsula.
Coolart features a wonderful old rambling homestead, wetlands and an assortment of animals.


Linking to:
Camera Critters

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Young Butcher Bird


I just love taking photos of the little butcher bird!
Not sure why!
Admittedly, the butcher bird has a rather bad reputation for preying on small animals.
There are even stories that it will attack small caged birds - like budgerigars.
This photo is of a young grey butcher bird.
When it's an adult, the crown will be distinctly black and the hooked beak will be more pronounced.



Linking to:
NatureFootstep Winged
Wild Bird Wednesday
Bird D'Pot

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Who would believe...



Who would believe...
Looking down from the back verandah
into my own Dromana Hills backyard,
early one March morning last year,
I saw a pair of eyes
staring right back at me...



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Camera Critters

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Pukeko


Pukeko or Purple Swamp Hen at the Hillview Community Reserve wetlands in Dromana.
Even though they swim, they prefer to wander the edges of water!
The tail flicks quickly as it walks revealing this burst of white.


The legs seem rather long and thick for the size of the bird.
In flight, these legs trail behind.


Linking to:
NatureFootstep Winged
Wild Bird Wednesday
Bird D'Pot

Sunday, 3 March 2013

The rabbit was where?.....


I was on the way to a physio appointment in Dromana one afternoon when I saw a rabbit.
The rabbit was all alone, munching away on grass in the small garden area round St Mark's Anglican Church.
The church is near the local shopping centre and carpark.
How did it wander there?
I had to have a photo.
After the physio appointment, I looked again.
No rabbit.
Hmmmmm....


Linking to:
Camera Critters

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Crested Pigeon


Crested pigeon keeping a very close eye on me at Stony Point, Westernport Bay, Mornington Peninsula.
I rarely see this bird, though it is supposed to be found throughout Australia.
In flight, its wings create a whistling sound.


Linking to:
NatureFootstep Winged
Wild Bird Wednesday
Bird D'Pot

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Beauty of a Goanna


Goanna at the Moonlit Sanctuary, Pearcedale


Goannas can stay in one position - motionless - for a long time.


A special feature of the Moonlit Sanctuary is the evening tour for appreciating nocturnal animals.



Linking to:
Camera Critters
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