Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Dagun

Dagun is a small rural community in the Mary Valley.

Although the train no longer runs through Dagun, the community have looked after the station, and hold farmers markets on a regular basis. The pineapples here are very nice, sweet and juicy, should have bought more!
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  Dagun Railway Station

This Welcome Swallow was gathering mud for its' nest. I would like to know how it managed to keep its head clean.
 Welcome Swallow (Hirundo neoxena)

The White-browed Scrubwren was busy feeding young with little fat caterpillars.
White-browed Scrubwren (Sericornis laevigaster)

As we walked along the road we came upon this White-necked Heron  searching for food around the edges of a farm dam. 
 White-necked Heron (Ardea pacifica)


For more birds visit Wild Bird Wednesday.

13 comments:

mick said...

A great series of photos - I especially like the little wren with the caterpillar in its beak.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful series, Neil! The scrubwren is cute and it neat to see another species of heron. Wonderful photos.

Carole M. said...

thanks for taking us along to this quaint location and the beautiful birds you picked up too

HansHB said...

Lovely birds, nice post for WBW!

Carletta said...

Looks like a quaint little station and nice that's it's being kept up and repurposed.
That little wren has a look of being caught in the act - nice catch for bird and photographer! :)

Faye said...

Dagun looks like a great little place to wander around in and enjoy things closeup. Love how you've captured different birds getting on with their chores!

Betty Luckhurst said...

I would love to take that walk with you! Your birds are just amazing. One day I hope to make it to Aussie and see for myself,

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Neat series! That caterpillar is as big as the bird! Wonderful shots of all the birds. Wish I had one of those pineapples.

Karen said...

The swallow is such a lovely colour! Great shots!

Gary Phillips said...

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

Stewart M said...

Nice set of pictures - I got very wet feet (and no decent pictures) a while ago trying to photograph the WN Heron.

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Lovely sets of shots especially the little Wren.

Liz Needle said...

Lovely bird captures. My favourite is definitely the little wren.