Wednesday, 4 February 2009

White-headed Pigeon.

We were fortunate enough to see this White-headed Pigeon in our yard. It normally inhabits Rainforest and heavy Scrublands. Its numbers have been kept steady owing to the introduced Camphor Laurel, now a major pest tree of our region. This bird is normally white but owing to the wet day looks a little bit worse for wear.

White-headed Pigeon (Columba leucomela)

We headed down the coast and came across this flock of Terns resting. This is only a small part of the flock.

While we were down the coast we went to see our daughter. Across the road from her is a School and in the School Grounds were these Eastern Grey Kangaroos. She told me they are there everyday. The Kangaroo in the front has a joey in her pouch.



7 comments:

Duncan said...

What a flock! The 'roos have got a nice green pick there Neil.

Neil said...

Yes Duncan it is a nice green pick.

Red said...

That is quite the flock of terns! And that's cool you saw an unusual visitor in your yard.

I gotta say, my favs are the kangaroo family. I love what I can only guess is the papa and teen son sparring in the background.

Neil said...

Hi Red it was a very big flock.
Not sure about the kangaroo family as there are a lot more of them around that area.

Lana Gramlich said...

Thanks for sharing your corner of the world--particularly the kangaroos. How cool!

Neil said...

Thanks Lana I like the kangaroos as well.

behindthebins said...

I cannot imagine living in a place that has kangaroos just hanging around. How cool is that?

But back to the birds. The White-headed Pigeon is great and the Terns amazing!!!