I took quite a few photos of this bird, a Whistling Kite. He was showing me many different poses. Here are just some.
There are a lot of these birds living here with us. They are friendly, don’t cause any concern and are a delight to watch as they roam around, wandering in and out of the garden around my house. This guy seem to have something in his mouth to take away.
They’re often called Purple Swamphens, but the blue is, I think, more blue than purple.
This ones off, flashing his white behind as he goes.
Today began with amazing clear skies and the promise that Spring was on its way. However, that was short lived. The clouds came over and the rain began. Again. It’s raining now. Again. Very unusual for here. So I had to look back a few days to find a photo or two. None taken today.
Years ago, I had a rambly rose that needed to be removed. So it was. But I couldn’t just destroy it. It was removed to the water’s edge. It stunned me as I wandered past with a single red bloom. In such depressing weather it is a ray of sunshine. I also noticed a very shy dove hiding in a tree nearby. I think it was very cold, too.
After the rain the birds seem to emerge. As I wandered along the creek there were lots of darters, finally getting the chance to dry out. The fair weather didn’t last. I can hear rain on the roof as I write this.
This is Mr Red Rump. I’ll put up a pic of Mrs Red Rump tomorrow,
Look at the colours of the feathers, especially the red rump!
This was taken at Hattah. I stumbled bleary eyed out of the van, saw him, quickly turned around and grabbed the camera.
Yesterday was a magical day. The rain eased up and the birds came out. They all seemed happy to pose.
I saw these two high up in a tree after quite a while wandering around taking photos. I was almost too weary to stop. Glad I did. I’m proud of this photo, especially because it was hand held.
Taken while travelling north of Patho.
Dull days, cold winds and even more rain are the only thing making the current lockdown more attractive. It’s actually not too bad to stay indoors.
The bulbs are starting to emerge.