We’ve just sown in some seed and my husband came rushing in, telling me to get the cameras, there was a turtle in the back paddock. It must have been attracted by the water and decided to lay some eggs. We took some photos from a distance being careful not to disturb her. My husband made a great effort to lie in the mud to get a shot. Perhaps the turtle thought that to be normal behaviour, because it wasn’t bothered.
I’m feeling as slow as this turtle.
I was focused on a bird, when I noticed what I thought was a stick move in the water. He looked at me and I quickly swung the camera around and ‘klicked’ just before he disappeared again.
This might be a friend of his. It was about a month ago. It was just starting to rain a little when my husband spotted him by the edge of the water.
I didn’t have my ‘big’ lens but managed to get quite close to him before he shrank back into his shell.
At least he stayed dry inside his shell.
Two turtles sunning themselves on a log in the lagoon.
And then there was only one.
Today was hot and humid. Most of the wildlife was quietly at rest, finding places to cool off. The pelican seemed happy just to cool off in the shallows.
It took me a while to realise this cockatoo was sitting above in the leaves just keeping an eye on me.
The duck also happy to sit around in the lagoon.
The turtle was just surfing, waiting for a wave that wouldn’t eventuate.
The hawk was just not bothered and keeping a wary eye out.