Monday, 29 August 2016

Snow Trip

It has taken us a long time to be able to go and see snow for the very first time, and it was worth the wait. We went with our son and daughter in-law to the Victorian high country. There was not as much snow as last year they said, as some of the places we went had no snow at all.The photo of the table and chairs was taken on the Saturday, and when we went back on the Sunday, all the snow had melted overnight.

When I told everyone we were going to the snow, they said what are you going to do there, and I said I was going to sit in it.

Yes, we do get snow in Australia! Nothing like other countries though, and yes, it was good to be able to see it for the first time.
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Sunday, 24 July 2016

Mixed Bag

Just had to take a photo of these cute little swans at the local park. The Fairy Gerygone was taken at Lower Wonga and the Rose Robin was taken at Cooloola Cove. The  Mallard is a hybrid with the Pacific Black Duck.
Black Swan (Cygnus atratus)

Fairy Gerygone (Gerygone palpebrosa)

Mallard (Hybrid Female)(Anas platyrhynchos)
Rose Robin (Female)(Petroica rosea)

The Rose Robin migrates in Winter from down South. Not sure if we are having a Winter this year, as it was 28 degrees on the Friday and 30 degrees on Saturday.
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Monday, 27 June 2016

Camp Check Out

With the weather far from ideal for camping and birdwatching we went and checked out the area to see what birds were most likely to be around during the camp. Lucky for us all these birds were seen again during it. Eight people came on the camp, with the forecast for heavy rain on the Sunday, it is a wonder anyone came. Just as well the rain held off until the Saturday night after we did the long walk through the forest. After a quick pack up Sunday morning while the rain eased off, we then went on a short drive to the Dam to see what birds were around, only to have the rain start pouring down. Not sure who will want to come camping with us next time, as it always seems to rain when we go camping. 
Chestnut-breasted Mannikin

Eastern Yellow Robin

Fan-tailed Cuckoo

Tawny Grassbird

Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo

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