Monday, 12 October 2009

Birds at our local Ponds.

More birds from the local ponds.

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Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra)

Hardhead (Aythya australis)

Dusky Moorhen (Gallinula tenebrosa)

Australian White Ibis (Threskiornis molucca)
Little Corella (Cacatua sanguinea)

Spring is well and truly here with the Jacaranda and Silky Oak in full flower.

Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia)

It is said that if you are walking underneath the Jacaranda tree and one of the trumpet blossoms falls on your head you will be favored by fortune.

Looks like I better start walking have plenty of trees to check out.

Silky Oak (Grevillea robusta)


eileeninmd said...

Wonderful photos of your pond birds. I enjoy seeing birds from other countries.
Thanks for sharing.

Neil said...

Thanks Eileen It is great to be able to see what birds the rest of the world has.

Kelly said...

Ahhh...what a name for a little duck--Hardhead! I love him...he's cute. I love learning about these new birds (and learning the new names too!).

Gouldiae said...

G'day Neil,
Love those colours!

Neil said...

Thanks Kelly it is an unusual name.
Thanks Gouldiae the colours are amazing at this time of year.

diane said...

Great shots of some of our great birds. I used to have bigpond blog and its the first time I've been on one for ages. I wonder how you have a blogger comment box but a bigpond blog. I got too frustrated there and went to blogger. Love your blog and bird knowledge. I'm just learning.

Neil said...

Thanks Diane glad you liked my blog we are all still learning as we go along.

Nicole said...

Before I started birding I didn't even know that there were so many different ducks out there.
You showed me some that I haven't heard of :D

The trees are awesome too.

Neil said...

Thanks Nicole for your comment.