Friday, 29 April 2016

Big Blue

This is another shot from our weekend at Flinders.  This was taken on a Public Holiday, in the late morning.  Don't you just hate crowds!

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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Wild Bird Wednesday 196 - White-faced Heron

This species is basically my default heron - its the one I see most often, and the first one that I rule out if I think I may be on to a different species.

These birds are about 65 - 70cm tall, making them about 2/3 of the size of the Grey Herons I grew up with.  The formal name of the White-faced Heron is Egretta novaehollandiae which means Little New Holland Heron.  New Holland was the old name for Australia.  This species is found over much of Australia and as a result it can be seen in a wide range of habitats.  These pictures show it in a freshwater pond on Lord Howe Island, and in shallow sea water nr. Melbourne.

I have been unable to keep up with blog replies this last week - too much other stuff going on - but the next week looks rather more calm!

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Monday, 25 April 2016

A Wider View

We were lucky enough to be invited down to Flinders on the Mornington Peninsula for the night this weekend.

A great, if short, getaway.

Here are some panorama style shots from an evening walk along the edge of the sea.

The house on the hill was not where we stayed - although I wish it was!

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Friday, 22 April 2016

Plane Tree Sky

There is a plane, a tree and a sky.  But I dont think the tree is a plane tree!

Another phone shot during a week that makes me wish I was retired!

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