Swamp Hens

These little guys and many of their friends live along the bank of the lagoon out in front of my house and are constant visitors to my garden. They’re always quiet and well-behaved. They don’t make a mess or scratch around and they’re very cute.

Another Swamp Hen

This time I tried to really capture the colour in this amazing little bird.

Who me??

Look at my beak.

My feet can walk gently over almost anything.

And from behind I have a fluffy white behind

On a Rainy Day in Summer

It’s a….. ???? It’s a Cormorant not enjoying the rain…

I started to make a list of the birds that I have photographed and because it’s a rainy day in summer, (one in very few!), and both grandkids who live here have returned to school, I thought I’d take the time to add the list to the blog.

I’m not happy with how it looks. It looks a bit haphazard. I’ll keep playing around and try to improve it. At least the links seem to work. Please tell me if any redirect you places you didn’t expect.

I soon got tired of all that and took the camera out into the rain.

I don’t get many rainy days to look at birds. They didn’t seem to enjoy the rain even though they were water birds.

This pelican hunkered down as low as he could when the rain started.

I think I might be in danger of becoming a twitcher, as there are lots more birds I would like to add to my list.

Swamp Hens

These little guys and many of their friends live along the bank of the lagoon out in front of my house and are constant visitors to my garden. They’re always quiet and well-behaved. They don’t make a mess or scratch around and they’re very cute.

Hydromys Chrysogasta

Isn’t it always the way. “Will I lug my heavy camera on my evening walk? No I’ll just take the Iphone. MISTAKE… I came across a pair of amazing creatures, hydromys chrysogasta (native water rats). One got out of the water and ran across the track but I was too slow to get a photo. So I got photos but all you can see are the cute little ears. I might try to stalk them tomorrow… with the big lens.

As we head into the 40s

It’s just too hot, so I thought I’d put up a cool picture. It was taken a few weeks ago. There aren’t many birds around at the moment. I guess they agree with me, just too hot. They had the sense to head off elsewhere!

It’s Going To Be Hot

If plants could talk, listen to what they’re saying about tomorrow, the first over 40 degree C. day of quite a few to come.

“I think I’ll hide.” This one’s trying to protect itself from the sun by growing a fringe.

“Nope, I’m done. I’ll just rest down here on the cool lawn.”

“Yep we’re all with you, going down,”

“We’ve seen better days and survived. But what do you mean there’s hotter to come. Ahhh!”