Black-winged stilt

Is it the Black-winged stilt or the Black-necked stilt?

It doesn’t really matter, does it.

Himantopus himantopus
Recurvirostridae

I like the patterns made with the bird and the reflection.

 


I took these in the old saltpans in Geelong. As you can imagine with our climate salt is very easy to get. But I noticed just a minute ago that the salt was flowing out of my green plastic container as it usually does. Then I looked carefully. The green container is almost identical to the empty one I need to throw out and it is made in Portugal. Not Australia. It is just that it might be a few cents cheaper (Bought it at ALDI ) but if we are concerned about the environment how much CO2 was expended carting the bloody stuff halfway around the world. I only went to that supermarket because I had run out of salt and remembered at the last moment as I drove past.

Silly me. I wont go there again.

11 thoughts on “Black-winged stilt

  1. Saw a story on TV about the fantastic Blueberries grown on farms here in Queensland.
    Where do the frozen blueberries in Coles come from??
    Chile.

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    1. Oddly enough, I noticed the exact thing the other day. We bought salt at Woolworths and because I didn’t want to loiter, grabbed the one that looked most familiar. In terms of presentation, it is very similar to Aldis, but how surprised was I to realise Aldis is from Portugal, as John says.
      SAXA salt is definitely made in Australia, and buried in the logo and printing on the front is a map of Australia with “from the seas of Australia” printed around it.

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  2. Have you ever had any of your photos printed on canvas to adorn your walls? Any one of these would be a worthy candidate. Kmart, Officeworks and BigW are among those who offer the service.

    It’s mighty frosty up here in the Ovens Valley this morning.

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