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My WeekendNotes - 84
A large, blackbird is foraging in the undergrowth about twenty metres away. It looks like a Raven but seems to be huntin... [more]
The ground around us is blackened by fire and many of the trees are merely charred stumps. Others, despite the obvious b... [more]
I am walking through an avenue of massive red gums. The age of the trees is evident from their size and the multitude of... [more]
The little lake is placid and there are both waterfowl and cormorants feeding in the shallows. One of the Pied Cormorant... [more]
There are numerous cormorants resting alongside the St Kilda channel which leads out into the ocean. Some are sitting on... [more]
There is a pair of Spotted Doves huddled together on a sandy patch where they are sheltered from the stiff sea breeze. T... [more]
There is a Blackbird fossicking amongst the leaf litter that blankets the ground under a flowering gum. The bright yello... [more]
The trees along the path vary greatly. Some have trunks with smooth bark while others are rough and pitted. Most are she... [more]
There are butterflies flitting between the bushes and occasionally landing on the track I am following. They are wary of... [more]
I stop and take a second look and yes I am right, there, snugly wedged between the branches of a large River Gum is a ko... [more]
In a state where water is a premium commodity, it is gratifying to walk along a track skirting the banks of the Onkapari... [more]
The vibrant wings of the little butterfly are quite beautiful against the backdrop of pink, blue and yellow blossoms. It... [more]
There is a family of Pacific Black Ducks waddling along beside the boardwalk. Every so often the adult female stops and ... [more]
The lily pads are perfectly balanced to complement the stone sculpture in the middle of the pool. But if you look really... [more]
I am resting the camera on the edge of the 4WD bonnet trying to steady the lens in the swirling breeze. The pair of Para... [more]
At first glance, the two birds perched high in the top branches of a huge eucalypt look similar. They are probably raven... [more]
Alongside the jetty, there are shells arranged in neat rows near a little stall selling satays and other street foods. T... [more]
It is a lovely winter walk along the coastal track from Semaphore, past Fort Glanville then on to Point Malcolm. I am no... [more]
There is a small flock of White Cheeked Rosellas feeding around the tee on the 16th hole of North Adelaide's South Cours... [more]
The paper boat models in the middle of the Torrens Lake are a feature of our city's landscape and easily viewed from the... [more]
The Koala is balanced precariously between two branches then reaches up to grab a handful of leaves to munch on. Handful... [more]
The white cheeked rosella is methodically searching for seeds, grains and insects underneath a stand of eucalypts. The c... [more]
A diminutive Australasian Grebe is paddling near the edge of the little lake that lies alongside extensive lawns that ab... [more]
It is, perhaps, more polite to call these colourful little creatures push me-pull me bugs or even love bugs but in truth... [more]
An ibis and lapwing are feeding on the well-manicured lawns just metres from a group of children playing football. Just ... [more]
There are several glorious rosellas feeding in the short grass that separates a group of towering eucalypts from an urba... [more]
There is an old Holden FJ ute in the field with a couple of healthy looking horses cropping the grass around it. Magpies... [more]
There is a scattering of fishers working the rock wall at the end of the lake; parents teaching their children the myste... [more]
It is the beginning of spring and rather a mild day. I am certainly not expecting to catch sight of any reptiles in what... [more]
I can see the little bird working its way up the trunk of a massive gum tree that overhangs the creek. It is systematica... [more]
It is a typical Adelaide winter's day with just a few clouds scattered across the sky bringing the occasional shower to ... [more]
The little lake is still, apart from a few ripples amongst the reed beds where several black ducks are hiding in the sha... [more]
There are rustling sounds of a reasonably large animal shuffling through the bush just a few metres from where I am stan... [more]
The Adelaide Hills has a wonderful and diverse range of wildlife as well as some of the most charming and historically s... [more]
The light poles along our local jetties can be a magnet for numerous bird species. They use them to scan the ocean for p... [more]
A pair of piggy little eyes peers at me from just above the water's surface. I focus the camera, fire off a frame just b... [more]
It is a warm afternoon and most of the birds that I can hear are sheltering from the sun in the tree-tops and bushes. Th... [more]
I am standing in the car park on the corner of South Terrace and East Terrace at the southern edge of Victoria Park. Wel... [more]
The Adelaide rosella looks striking against the stringy bark tree. The evening light makes the image a little soft but t... [more]
If I look carefully I can just make out the shape of a little black bird hiding amongst the reeds. Closer examination th... [more]
Sometimes it is the traces of wildlife that catch our eye rather than the animals themselves; the intricacies of a birds... [more]
Numerous Pacific black and maned ducks are paddling around the edge of the pond feeding on water plants near the banks. ... [more]
The rainbow lorikeet almost fills the nesting hole that it has chosen while its mate sits in a tree opposite calling lou... [more]
It has been rather an unseasonal start to winter and many of the critters that should be 'metaphorically' tucked up in b... [more]
The end of the narrow laneway opens out onto a path that follows the creek. Several black ducks are sheltering amongst t... [more]
There is a pair of mud dauber wasps industriously collecting the wet clay from the edge of the creek bank. They seem unp... [more]
The squadron of noisy miner birds banks to the left and comes in hard on a pair of magpies that have inadvertently invad... [more]
The little sand crab scuttles across the sea bed to avoid my clumsy attempts to get closer and photograph it. Finally th... [more]
The fish are called old wives for reasons that elude me. They tend to congregate around rocky reefs and can be quite inq... [more]
The water is clear and warm. Ridges of sand stretch in all directions making the sea floor seem like an endless desert. ... [more]
The shallow water close to the beach is surprisingly warm for this time of the year and very clear. I can easily make ou... [more]
As I walk along a pathway that runs besides the falls, the spray, thunderous roar and spectacular scenery provide an unf... [more]
There are islands of green amongst the roads that criss-cross North Adelaide. They make up a tree lined golf course, one... [more]
The rocky perimeter of the reef drops sharply to an undersea meadow of seagrass that spreads out in every direction. Thi... [more]
The historic brick cottage sits back into the hillside with trees and bushes growing close to the roofline. Rough cut bl... [more]
The fiddler ray is gliding effortlessly just above the sandy bottom. I swim to one side and watch the animal searching f... [more]
It is early in the year to put on my mask, flippers and wetsuit but the weather has been calm and I'm willing to give it... [more]
The sulphur crested cockatoo seems to be having somewhat of a housing dilemma. It claws its way around the hole in the m... [more]
There is a pair of peacocks foraging amongst the perfect plantings of pansies. The colours of both bird and flower seem ... [more]
The family on the bridge seem quite excited. A little girl rugged up against the chill wind points at the open stretch o... [more]
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