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  1. Wish all ducks were so easy

    Wish all ducks were so easy

    Now onto ducks and a Pacific Black Duck. I did find them rather attractive and so easy to identify. Nothing else looks anything like them, though I guess female Mallard are the closest. The males and females are virtually the same, though the male is usually larger. Sorry I was missing in...
  2. Not quite a home bird

    Not quite a home bird

    At Lake Seppings was this Eurasian Coot, would have made me feel right at home, except this is the Australian subspecies LOL. Think they look good wherever they are - shame he's got his remarkable feet hidden from view. Sorry I've not been around too much, I was a finger-breadth away from...
  3. The complex ones

    The complex ones

    We'd now got round the bay and stopped at Steppings Pond. Which seems to hold quite a number of species, and plenty of them too. Here's some Maned Duck, taking absolutely no notice of us, enjoying the taste of fresh grass. Yes, very complex. They can't decide if they ducks or geese, for...
  4. Making Hay

    Making Hay

    After lunch we were off on another adventure for me. Working our way round the bay we had an unscheduled stop when we spotted some Straw-necked Ibis at the far side of a hay meadow, in two biggish groups. A real treat for me as so far I'd really only seen singles or couples.
  5. A dark lump

    A dark lump

    I'm not sure whether it was Alex or June who spotted a dark lump on the beach. I had a look through my bins but still not able to work it out. I had to pile a load of paviours so I could gain a bit of height to peer over the fence. I wasn't until I got a fully zoomed in image that we could see...
  6. Friendly


    This was a rather friendly Australian Magpie, who used to come in on occasion and entertain June, who fed him in payment LOL. It was the only one she fed. This is one of the two the white-backed subspecies; I believe this one has more white than the other, but don't quote me on that LOL as I've...
  7. Wattling


    Almost immediately after seeing the rosella, some movement above my head alerted me to a Red Wattlebird sitting on a wire. Needed a bit of post-processing to get some colour out of him, wish I was better at this job though LOL.
  8. Picking flowers

    Picking flowers

    Walking back home, both sides of the road are very wide grass verges in front of the houses. Enjoying himself in the long grass and pretty pink flowers, was a very colourful Western Rosella. These pretty parrots are endemic to the Albany area of Australia. Just think, if I'd not gone to visit...
  9. Returnee


    This Australian Pelican appeared from somewhere and flew over the mud to join some pals.
  10. Grey in the mud = lack of contrast

    Grey in the mud = lack of contrast

    Which means my camera, anyway, struggles to focus properly. There were a few Common Greenshank out there. Thinking back, I wouldn't be surprised if I saw more of them in Australia than I've seen here!
  11. Pale face

    Pale face

    So we got down to the hide and the first bird I spotted was a White-faced Heron out on the mud,
  12. Garden visitor

    Garden visitor

    On our way down to the beach the next morning with June, we often peered into other people's gardens to see what was visiting them and in one we spotted this Australian Ibis.
  13. Is he about to doze off?

    Is he about to doze off?

    Sitting so nicely, I just couldn't resist a real close-up, zooming right in on this Australian Ringneck's head. Just for practise mind LOL, but I thought you might like to see it.
  14. Parliament's in Session

    Parliament's in Session

    Red-capped Parrot
  15. A Joke?

    A Joke?

    There were a couple of Laughing Doves (presumably a pair) - I only just noticed this one as he walked out from that deep shadow behind him.
  16. Another large parrot

    Another large parrot

    Or the Australian Ringneck, this is the local one, known as The Twenty-eight. Still waiting to be split, I think. But I'm not holding my breath LOL So many parrot species in one small garden!
  17. We have lift off!

    We have lift off!

    There was a large water bowl in the middle of the lawn and at one point it got surround by Red-capped Parrots. There was also much coming and going and I just manage to catch this male leaving the party!
  18. A rather pretty lady

    A rather pretty lady

    After seeing the male Red-capped Parrot earlier on, suddenly a female appeared. Wasn't really expecting to see her, thinking she might be on a nest. Even though her colours are lessened, she is still rather attractive I think.
  19. Ready for the beauty contest?

    Ready for the beauty contest?

    Just needs a towel and hairdryer for this gorgeous Silvereye maybe! Rather fell in love with these little guys too.
  20. And now for a parrot

    And now for a parrot

    They're really rather big these guys but rather handsome I think. Beautiful, aren't they. Strangely, I only saw Red-capped Parrots in Alex's garden.
  21. Dad tries to get some shade

    Dad tries to get some shade

    Back home again and reviving ourselves on the patio with a cup of tea. It wasn't long before I spotted a Red-eared Firetail in the garden.
  22. Braving the heat

    Braving the heat

    We eventually wound our way to the top of the hill where the war memorial is. Such a beautiful and peaceful setting. Little shade, though so very hot in the afternoon sun. An Australian Magpie seemed to be the only bird around, didn't see or hear anything else while up there.
  23. Ooooh!! Nice one

    Ooooh!! Nice one

    Back home and what should be patiently waiting for me but a Western Rosella another Lifer. Would you believe that these pretty little parrots are endemic to the Albany area and not seen anywhere else.
  24. Not quite so high

    Not quite so high

    On our way back I heard, then eventually found a Western Whistler (still way above my head LOL). Such a pretty bird and a beautiful whistle, too. These are very similar to the Golden Whistlers I saw in Queensland, but have been split from them.
  25. High one

    High one

    Why do New Holland Honeyeaters always like to sit 10 miles above my head!!