The other day when I was walking about town waiting for my car to be repaired, I decided to walk over to a small wetland which is really a storm water retention pond. As I neared the pond a couple of Ibis flew from where they were standing and onto a nearby fence. This caused a black feral cat to bolt from the edge of the pond, where it was hiding in the long grass, to a small gap under the nearby hockey club house.
It was then I saw the Wood Ducks. Wood Ducks are everywhere in Australia and have adapted to European colonisation with more water sources like this storm water pond. They are dabbler ducks meaning they feed or dip on the surface and don’t dive like other ducks.
This couple of Wood Ducks had some company.
“OK everyone, stay together”
“Dad is going that way so everyone follow Mum”
“Just stay together…..that means you too Carl”
“Quickly….everyone paddle and get closer to Mum”
“That’s a great bit of grouping…….keep paddling”
“OK, we’re going over this way now….everyone get ready to turn”
After my last effort with showing a bit of wildlife, perhaps I should add this one to Sunday Still: It’s a #Wild(life) World too which isn’t a scary is it?
I have been trying to think of something for this challenge. I have something that will always stick in my mind.
Almost ten years ago I convinced my bestie to travel with me to Europe. I had been a few years before and just had to go back and find some new places and re visit some places I had been before.
We took off from Australia, travelling via South Korea, we landed in Rome at midnight. A driver picked us up and we went to our accommodation, a Wimdu shared place. Wimdu was an AirBnB type of accommodation finder. The people were lovely and Alba and Mauritsio welcomed us into their home.
The next day we caught the bus to the city centre and once at the Termini, we started walking. We stopped at the Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore and then walked on.
Rounding the corner there was the Colosseum. I shall never forget the look on her face when she first saw this wonderful building. This shall live with me forever .