Monday, 8 September 2014

Back Yard Birds

Next month Birdlife Australia are holding the inaugural Aussie Backyard Bird Count 20-26 October for more info visit - 
http://birdlife.org.au/get-involved/whats-on/bird-week/

These are some of the birds seen recently in our backyard.

What are the chances these birds will show up during bird week?
 
Bar-shouldered Dove (Geopelia humeralis)

Double-barred Finch (Taeniopygia bichenovii)
 

Australian King-Parrot (M&F) (Alisterus scapularis)
Australian King Parrot (Male)
Pale-headed Rosella (Platycercus adscitus) (Juveniles)

Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus)








 King Parrot (Female)
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Monday, 28 July 2014

12 Apostles

It is a long way from where we are in Queensland to the 12 Apostles in Victoria. Our son who lives in Melbourne said come down and I will take you to the 12 Apostles. Even though it is Winter, and we knew it would be very cold and sometimes wet, we went anyway.
There were lots of Crimson Rosella and other birds on the side of the road. Sorry, no photos. Not many places to pull over when you see them.
Click on photos to enlarge.

Singing Honeyeater (Lichenostomus virescens)
Why do people have to ignore signs to keep out
Hope their photos were worth it.
Some of the cliff that has collapsed
A face in the limestone cliff.
Early morning fog
 
Some of the 12 Apostles
Sunrise at the 12 Apostles.
Loch Ard Gorge
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For a Birdseye view of the 12 Apostles check out the video our son took.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGMKyDtwnQE 


Sunday, 6 July 2014

Brown Goshawk.

 Winter is well on the way more frost coming this week.

This Brown Goshawk has been hanging around for a while now, and at last landed in the mango tree long enough for a quick photo before taking off again.

 Brown Goshawk (Accipiter fasciatus)

Frost on the dead grass beside our house.
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