The theme from Nancy this week: Ready, Set, Action
When an eastern Whipbird decides it is bath time it is all ready, set, action!
It’s bath time so I better get in there
I may look bedraggled, but I feel great
Oh damn……..I forgot to wash my feet
Well in I go again
Gracious me……not quite clean enough.
In I go. Ready, set……..
Ahhh. It’s really nice in here. Want to join me?
I might just soak for a while
The word prompt from Ragtag Daily Prompt: Copious
On a hot day, there are copious amount of Rainbow Lorikeets at the bird bath
Sometimes it’s so crowded that just finding a spot is difficult
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Vibrant Colours
Some Australian birds definitely have vibrant colours. Which bird do you think has the vibrancy over the others?
A Rainbow Lorikeet having a snack on a Golden Penda
A King Parrot
A Golden Whistler
A Scarlet Honeyeater and a red Bottlebrush flower
A Forest Kingfisher
The word prompt from the Lens-Artists: Small is Beautiful
Yesterday, while sitting on the verandah at my besties, we heard those unmistakable sounds. The Welcome Swallows chit chatting away. The male Welcome Swallow keeping a look out from the rafters.
The female Welcome Swallow keeping an eye on me as she flew onto the nest made of mud.
Yes, she did have something in her mouth.
Seconds later, a pink head and yellow beak appeared asking for food.
Just like humans, trying to settle an always hungry baby Welcome Swallow can test your patience.
Meanwhile on the nest next door, this little bloke was content waiting for a parent to return.
My fourteenth photo for Becky’s square photo challenge: In the Pink
The lovely Pink Euodia flower with a Scarlet Honeyeater enjoying the nectar
If you want to join in here are a few ideas from Becky.
The theme for squares this month is ‘In the Pink‘ and the one rule as always is that your main photograph must be square. After that the world is your oyster, or should I say flamingo?! To help you get started here are some ideas you might want to consider;
- ‘In the Pink’ – means perfect condition or in good health, so that could be human or not!
- ‘Tickled Pink‘ – means delighted, so I’m thinking happy, fun and of course delighted. That could be you or the subject of your photograph.
- Pink – you can of course simply share anything that is coloured pink
- There is an extra challenge for those of you up for it – can you manage to combine two of these, or maybe even all three?
Squares is a daily challenge, so your photographs can be from the archives or brand new. Don’t forget though to keep your photo square, and to pingback with #InthePink.
Down by the Clarence River in Grafton, a Great Cormorant spent a bit of time with a fish. Here is the Cormorants Tale of fishing in the afternoon.
One afternoon, a head popped out of the water. Yes!!! I have a fish.
It is a rather big fish, I hope I can eat it.
I wish it would stop wriggling about.
oops….almost dropped it
Phew, managed to get it back again.
Ahhh…………this is the way to get a fish down, head first here we go.
Perhaps a bit of a dunking will help the fish slide down my neck.
Bloody hell Janice, it’s my fish, now go away. I’m not sharing!
Peace at last. Now to get it in the right position.
Watch this folks……a bit of flip and catch
Bugger the fish is sideways again.
Ah well, perhaps it will go down after all.
With all of that, the Great Cormorant decided to fly further upstream to enjoy his snack. Did the fish get eaten? I suspect so.
The word prompt from citySonnet photo a day challenge: Birds
As a matter of fact I do have the couple of bird photos!!! The latest photos are of a Red-backed Fairy Wren. I spent a bit of time in my garden trying to get a photo or two of a Red-backed Fairy Wren. The usual dominant bird in the garden, the Yellow-faced Honeyeaters were on their game and chasing anyone out of “their” garden. The male Red-backed Fairy Wren was a good target due to his brilliant colouring. So I had to contend myself with a quick photo of the female who was less targeted by the Honeyeaters.
She sat for a while
and then she was gone
The word prompt from Maria at citySonnet: Seascape
The changing colours of the sea.
A morning reflection, a Gull, the only one on the beach on a stormy morning