Monday, 8 August 2011

Mary Valley

Australasian Grebe can be found throughout the Mary Valley on farm dams. Not all dams have easy access to them, this one was right beside the road with enough room to pull over and have a good look at what was on there. Mainly Australasian Grebe and not much else.

Australasian Grebe (Tachybaptus novaehollandiae)


Duwirri (Brooloo Bluff)

Every time we go to the Mary Valley I would say I must stop and take a photo of Brooloo Bluff but we always had to be somewhere at a set time. This time though I just had to take some photos. The last time we were up this way it was raining.



26 comments:

mick said...

Beautiful photos of Brooloo bluff. I like the reflection of the Grebe in the water.

Neil said...

Thanks Mick

Snail said...

Lovely pics.

For years, Australasian grebes were my photographic nemesis. I'm always impressed when I see photos of them!

Neil said...

Thanks Snail

Gouldiae said...

G'day Neil,
Yep, you did well with the grebe. They usually dive the moment they see me and re-surface either out of sight or miles away!
Regards
Gouldiae.

Neil said...

Thanks Gouldiae they do that to me to just lucky this time.

fjÀllripan said...

Such a beautiful bird!

Stewart M said...

Hi there - good set of pictures. I can see from the other comments that I'm not the only one who struggles with this bird!

Well done.

Stewart M - Australia

Arija said...

So noce to see the AUstralian Grebe, we only have the little grebe regularly nesting in our dam.

Good to see something of your neck of the woods.

Gary said...

Great series of photos11 Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

holdingmoments said...

Lovely Grebe Neil.

Springman said...

Brooloo bluff, what an amazing geological feature! From the talk in your comments your Australasian grebes are a tough catch. Great job Neil, I love seeing this beautiful country side!

Andrew said...

A lovely little Grebe.
Wonderful landscape.

joo said...

Lovely set of photos! The birds are terrific and the place looks fantastic!

Fotokarusellen said...

A beautiful Grebe and a wonderful landscape. Great work.

Hilke Breder said...

I'd love to visit that place! Very dramatic. Love your Grebe pix!

Victoria said...

Lovely images of both the bird and the bluff... thanks for dropping by to visit my Sharp-shinned Hawk post. :-)

Pat said...

Brooloo Bluff is quite an imposing feature on the landscape! GReat captures of the Grebes!

Larry said...

That Brooloo Bluff is incredible Neil. And I love grebes. Your Australasian is very cute!

missing moments said...

Great set of photos!

Nicole said...

That Grebe is gorgeous! What little Beauties!
And glad you stopped at the Bluff for photos. Looks like you will have a good view from atop? :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love the bluff pictures -- looks like a great place and the grebe pictures are great. Ours here in Oregon are a little plainer (no ruffley tail). But we love them too!

Carletta said...

Love the first shot of the grebe - the colors are wonderful.
I almost see a face on that bluff. :) Wonderful shots!
Thanks for your visit to my WBW.

JM said...

The birds look lovely but the Duwirri really caught my attention. Great!

Johnny Nutcase said...

I love grebes - nice shots of these guys! Cool bluff too!

NatureFootstep said...

I can see why you wanted a pic from that cliff. :)
And teh grebe is gret, wich reminds me I have to go adn check if the 2 remaing juvies is still here.