Debbies Six Word Saturday
Debbies Six Word Saturday
The Ragtag Daily Prompt Wednesday: Sleep
I was going to come out all Shakespeare or poetic writing but I am too tired so here is a bit of sleep through my lens
Kate’s Friday Fun: Portraits
The many portraits from the collection
The word prompt on the Tuesday Photo Prompt: Close Up
I love close up photography. So many photos to choose from so here is just a few of my Close Ups
The Welcome Swallow was just as interested in what I was doing as I him.
The Wanderer Butterfly wing has so many patterns and colours
The Green Tree Frog seemed happy to see me and my camera
A Tawny Frogmouth just looking in on what you are doing
November saw a number of birds who came within my camera view. Many are regular visitors.
One “visitor” is my chook. This photo is through the door from my office. She likes to come looking for me and knocks on the door if I don’t pay her any attention.
Another visitor is a King Parrot. When I am outside, he comes and sits nearby whistling to get my attention and to see if I may have some spare seeds.
I did a blog about Kurrie the Pied Currawong earlier in November. Here he is with his fluffy feathers
And calling to the parent for some food
Lewins Honeyeaters are the boss of my besties garden. They love the Blue Salvia flowers
When I was walking around Grafton, I spied a Forest Kingfisher. Soon his mate joined him. It’s amazing the variety birds that are in town.
We wondered why the birds are skittish in my besties garden every now and then. I spied a Black-shouldered Kite on the other side of the valley.
With an abundance of Paperbark flowers, the Little Friarbird has a great selection to chose from.
A Black-faced Cuckoo Shrike was looking for a snack I think.
A Tawny Frogmouth was resting from its nocturnal hunting.
The Red-browed Firetail was wondering
1. If the water was too deep
2. If the water was too cold
3. If there were too many leaves in the bird bath
The Figbird kept a wary eye on my stalking through the garden.
The Eastern Yellow Robin after his bath. Bird baths are a great source for bird photos.
A seasonal visitor is the Leaden Flycatcher. The little bird hangs about for a week or so, chirping away and enjoying the garden
The word prompt from The Daily Post: Nest
There are many different nests that Australian birds construct. Have a look at a few that I have found
Yes that is a nest. The Tawny Frogmouth nest is a couple of sticks haphazardly thrown in the fork of a tree
A nest of sizeable proportions is the Osprey nest. This is a nest that is reused all the time.
Nests are for raising babies. Grey Fantail babies are always hungry.
A Spangled Drongo nest is tied to the branches of the Spotted Gum tree.
The male Figbird has his turn on the nest among the Jacaranda blossoms.
I think the Square-tailed Kite, sitting on her nest, has seen me.
Sometimes a tail is all you see protruding from the nest.
The Pied Currawongs nest is very messy but it still is comfort to the young one who wants breakfast.
…..to see what you are doing today
This photo challenge from Lost in Translation, Structure, has made me think of the structures that I like to discover and photograph. Of course I don’t mean man made structures but the wonderful structures in nature.
Look how the Spangled Drongo has attached the nest to the trees branches in a very loose looking structure.
It is just right for the Spangled Drongo to sit among the eucalypt leaves.
The Noisy Friarbirds nest is a jumble of strips of Stringybark trees woven into a basket like structure with a side opening
The most basic of nests has to be the Tawny Frogmouth. The nests structure is a pile of sticks in the fork of the tree. Shhh, don’t disturb the nocturnal Frogmouth.
Another jumble of sticks makes the structure of the Square-tailed Kites nest. There is a pile of sticks under the nest which didn’t sit properly and fell to the ground.
The Ospreys huge nest on an open branch where they can see all around. The nests structure of sticks, moss and a huge amount of Grandfathers Beard.
What nest wouldn’t be a nest without some babies!!! The cup like structure of the Grey Fantails nest is built onto the branch using spiders web to help make it stick.
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