Category Archives: Birds

One Word Photo Challenge; Black

Recently I posted a picture of a black swan for one of Cee’s photo challenges that I  came across in Esher, near where I live.  Then I found out that the Black Swans are actually native to Australia, so when … Continue reading

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Rainbow Lorikeet

I love Rainbow Lorikeets!  So much I want to post another photo of one straight away following my post of one yesterday for the Weekly Photo Challenge.  Thank you Michelle for the opportunity 🙂

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective

This week’s photo challenge is ‘Perspective‘. An interesting challenge…

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Red Seal Coot or Purple Swamphen?

In Melbourne we saw these birds that looked just like coots from a distance, but when we got closer to them they were a lovely blue colour.

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Kookaburra sits on the new TV aerial

Kookaburra sits on the old gum tree, Merry merry king of the bush is he. Laugh, Kookaburra, laugh, Kookaburra, Gay your life must be!

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Australian Pelicans

We were watching the sunset one evening on a beach in Perth, and suddenly I realised that the people fishing in the evening were being observed by some very large birds!  We don’t see Pelicans in England, apart from in … Continue reading

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Penguin Island

One of the best things about coming home is finally getting a chance to look through all my photographs and to share some of my favourites with my friends and family.

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Weekly Pet Challenge

We went for a big long cycle yesterday along the coast, wonderful views, but a bit of a shock to our lazy legs!

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River Levels Rising!

Our horrible wet weather is continuing (except mine & Peter’s weather will definitely improve from Tuesday!) There are flood warnings all over the country, and today there are 10 around the area of the Thames near where we live.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge; Alone

Around here black swans are nearly always loners.  There was one on the river at Twickenham for ages, and then we had one for a while at Walton Bridge.  I found this one at Black Pond in Esher Common.  Maybe … Continue reading

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