Tuesday, December 6, 2011
World Bird Wednesday - Australasian Grebe (2)
On my recent trip to Perth I only really managed to get out and about once (or maybe twice!)
On the last afternoon I managed a bit of a walk around some small lake behind the convention centre – they looked like they may have been part of the Swan River once – but I could be wrong.
As you can see the pond was very green – but not green in a sticky, unhealthy sort of way. Green in a vibrant sort of way. I got the feeling that the place was making coal!
I found this Australasian Grebe fishing around the edges of the bank. Like last week’s Night Heron I think it may have been a little less scared of people than usual. If fished for a while – but did not catch anything that I saw, but them it had a really good shake to dry its feathers. I rather like this sequence. I also like the way you can see the flanged feet these birds have to help them swim. (And I know that there are people out there that notice this kind of thing!)
You can find more birds from around the world at World Bird Wednesday.
You can also see the most recent post on my other blog by clicking the Paying Ready Attention picture on the RHS of the screen.
Enjoy the birds.