Having a Peek

The Daily Post word Prompt: Peek

Usually from the front of my house, either on the verandah or from kitchen window, I am able to get a few photos of Red-necked Wallabies grazing and hopping around my garden. Quite often there is someone taking a peek.

The range of Wallabies.  A female and a young one in front with a Male at the back and a Joey peeking out from behind a tree
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Always on guard
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No matter how you are in the pouch, there’s always time to peek out.
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“Hey Mum, what’s the bloke over there doing?”
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A quick peek to see what’s going on
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“What’s going on? Don’t make me come in there!”
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The Joey was thinking of coming out for a hop around.
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“Hey Mum, is there anything left for lunch?”
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“So, have you got the kettle on?”
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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: The Letter K

Join in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge with all the other photographers who have lots of K’s in their photos.

A King Parrot often drops in to see what’s happening on the verandah
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Rainbow Lorikeets are here in numbers to feast on the nectar of the eucalypt blossoms
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Musk Lorikeets only drop in every now and then
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The Grey Goshawk frightens the chooks
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This Australian Kestrel was hunting for lizards in a car park
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A Fan-tailed Cuckoo kept an eye on me
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Had to include a Chook
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and some Chickens
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and of course Brendan the Brush Turkey
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The little Forest Kingfisher is a brilliant flash of blue as he darts through the forest
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Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos love pine cones and eat them like an ice cream cone
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These Plumed Whistling Ducks were paddling about in a puddle in a football field
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Jacky Winter

Who is Jacky Winter I hear you say. Jacky Winter likes to sing his little heart out from the tops of trees where he can see all around but also enjoys sitting on the fence.

Jacky Winter is my entry in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: the Letter J in a word.

Here is Jacky Winter singing for you from Graeme Chapmans birds songs

Jacky Winter on the fence
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High in the tree tops
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Always keeping an eye out
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Enjoying singing and his busy life
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CFFC

 

Black & White 7 Day Challenge: Day 1

Isadora at https://isadoraartandphotography.com invited me to join in this Black & White challenge. I may have to learn how to do posting with my phone for the next few days. Thanks for nominating me Isadora.

I would like to nominate Katie at https://www.theaccidentalaustralian.com/ to share a bit of Australia in b&w

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Rules are

• Post a B & W photo for 7 days.
• 7 black and white photos of your life.
• No people.
• No explanation.
• Challenge someone new each day.

Travel Theme: Storm

It’s storm season here. From a very dry Winter to many storms and thankfully rain to soak a parched earth. My garden is very happy now, so are the weeds in the paddocks and surrounding bush.

Here are a few storm photos gathered from around the area where I live.
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I find nothing more exhilarating than a storm at night. Fascinating and scary at the same time

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter I

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge I am going to take liberty with the Letter I. I could have selected some of many Insect photos or other bits of nature starting with the letter I. But no, this Fun Foto Challenge is the word In.

In the bird bath. A Eastern Yellow Robin
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In the bird bath. A Magpie
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In the bird bath. An Eastern Whipbird
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In the bird bath. Noisy Miners
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In the bird bath. A Thornbill
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In the bird bath. White-throated Treecreepers
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In the bird bath. Eastern Whipbirds sure like to splash about.
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I is also for Indignant
“Do you mind……I’m taking a bath here”
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“Hey you….yeah you with the camera. A bit of privacy please”
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For more Fun Fotos from other photographers check out the Letter I

I am also going to cheeky and slip another blog onto Dutch goes the Photos Birds

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Bird

What a photo challenge from Frank at Dutch goes the Photo. Bird. I am going to be good and stick to the topic of Bird. Yes just one bird photo. This is the last bird I photographed. I decided to do this so I didn’t wade through thousands of photos of birds.

This is a Green Catbird
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Have a listen to why they are called Catbirds here

Enjoy all the other birds from around the world at Dutch goes the Photo

Mundane Monday Challenge #130: Wisteria

My bestie has a wonderful arbour arc covered in a Wisteria. Trying to photograph wisteria has its challenges. Trying to capture the long hanging blooms makes you twist this way and that, stand back, go in close, shoot upwards or downwards. What do you think is best?

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You can go in close
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You can look at the jumble of flowers
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If you are lucky a passing Wanderer Butterfly might help
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Or do you crop just for the Wanderer and ignore the flowers
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