This exceptionally black bird is called the White winged Chough – Corcorax melanorhamphos – because when it flies or displays it opens its wings and they have a brilliant show of white. The next photograph by Tobias Hayashi shows that clearly. When I took the shots I thought they might be Little Ravens or Little Crows; they were right up high in the tree and … Continue reading White winged Chough
Balyang Sanctuary is a public park on the banks of the Barwon River, in the suburb of Newtown, Geelong. It is 20 acres in size and consists of open park lands, lakes, and wetlands. Just ‘cos I like ’em – birds and trees. No comments. First week of winter and the sun came out five minutes after I drove away. Continue reading Balyang Park Geelong
About four kms from the bird sanctuary is a small canyon called the Devil’s Kitchen. In spring I will return because that is when the hawks will be feeding their chicks. I didn’t see any hawks there today. Continue reading Devil’s Kitchen
I went for a drive SW from Ballarat. About 30km. I found a new nature reserve. I walked around to the other side of this pond and saw a Scarlet Robin who had his back turned to me and I had to really crank up my camera to catch him. Then I saw a fungus doing its very best to eat an old tree stump. … Continue reading Bird Sanctuary. Linton.
Rainbow Lorikeet Sooty Oystercatcher Pied Oystercatcher I can’t identify this one. I’ll have to go and have another look. Continue reading Four Birds
When the boy left the house that morning, with his elder sister, he was not to know that this was when the adventure began. He saddled the old mare for himself because she was quiet and easy to ride. His sister took the pony, young and only recently broken to the saddle. The boy was happy his sister was with him because she was quite … Continue reading The Chinamen’s Track: Part one.
I’m sick of stupid things. I have to stop thinking of all the moronic people who made schools hateful places for innocent children. I have so many stories to tell but not now. I am sick of people saying they don’t accept Global warming when we have a drought of huge proportions in southern Australia, floods in Townsville that break records and artic cold in … Continue reading Stupid people
If we get a move on and hitch up our britches we could just about get all the way around the island before the sun goes down. So let’s cast our eyes at the map once again. We will drive anticlockwise – (a direction difficult to explain to idiot children who have only ever seen a digital clock. I have also seen the word changed into … Continue reading Phillip Island – Rounding up the tour
Just a short way passed the Chicory kiln is a right turn to Churchill Island. There was a lot in store for me. Along the causeway that connects the two islands I collected another two birds to my list. The Cape Barren Goose is a native Australian and is generally larger than the Canadian Snow Goose but smaller than the domestic goose. They live mostly … Continue reading Phillip Island extended
To check Melbourne’s weather go to link. http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR022.loop.shtml I told her not to worry ‘bout it raining. “Hang the washing out and take a nap If you keep a good watch on the TV It’ll show where it is raining. On the map.” And I’ll tell you how to stop yourself from drowning It’s doesn’t mean you hafta learn to swim. If the … Continue reading Weather!