Feathers on a friday


Hi guys..a quick post ..i have a super busy weekend of burning off to do..ugh..but i think it will help clear the mind and do me well to be out in nature at the same time.

A trip to Β Lake Weeroona was lovely to clear the head also..the birds were out and i had a nice long walk with my camera..

 

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Pacific Black Ducks

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Magpie Lark

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Purple Swamphen

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Masked Lapwing

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Eastern Rosella

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White faced Heron

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Black Swan

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Dusky Moorhen

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Black Swan

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Purple Swamphen

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This guy is some sort of goose.. must get a better peek πŸ˜‰

Eurasian coots

Eurasian coots

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Another feathered friend i can’t quite identify

Now this guy here is an Eclectus Parrot..typical up northern parts of Australia..now he was not at the lake but with his person at the new market i was at last Sunday in Woodend.

 

Waji the Eclectus Parrot

Waji the Eclectus Parrot

His name is Waji and he is 10 years old…his person told me that she has to be careful saying Market because if he hears he drives her crazy until she takes him..birds are smart animals..very smart and this guy was loving the day out on his persons shoulder and watching the activities around him..i hope to meet him again..he was a touch camera shy! he was a stunning bird..and trust me i did nothing to change or alter his color in this shot..

So i am off to bed..ready to get the overalls on and get dirty….have a great weekend and i will chat with you all soon..

Loves Fozziemum

 

 

73 thoughts on “Feathers on a friday

    • I must admit Annie they are my fave bird…very flighty here and hard to capture.they must be used to the park and lake ..so vidid..i wonder at how they hide in the bush πŸ™‚ thanks sweets i will take care..Loves Bev xx

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  1. Those are such great pictures of the birds. Love the heron. We had them where I used to live. It is so much fun to see your birds. They sure are pretty creatures. Have a good week end.

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  2. The mama always dreamed about having a parrot… but a life in a cage isn’t the perfect one for such a guy… so we watch them via your blog and we enjoy it to meet berds like Waji:o) … hmmmm maybe you can send a swamphen to her instead?

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  3. Bev…..I dare not let the tabbies hear me say this but these photo’s of the birds are GORGEOUS !!
    great capture on each one; I particularly like the little rosella…they are very colorful; the swamphen looks like velvet, and the parro’ts coloring is amazing. I dont know about the black swan, but one needs to use caution around swans where I live; they can be vicious. great to see you back this way, hope all is SELLING well πŸ™‚ at market !! β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯ Laura

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    • Laura thankyou so much πŸ™‚ yes the old swan can get aggro indeed! these seem ok…so far haahah birds are so plentiful at the moment and all out struttin their stuff πŸ™‚ market this weekend cold and wet and miserable…might need a bigger boat !! Loves Bev xxxx ❀ ❀

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    • Lavinia thankyou so much! the burning off is still to be done..but good reasons for putting it off πŸ™‚ and i agree the Parrot is stunning πŸ™‚ hugs and loves Bev xx

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  4. So many gorgeous avians! But I think I like the purple swamp hen best. Terrible name, sounds like something children should be afraid of! “Be good, or The Purple Swamp-Hen will eat your toes!” Too cute to have such a name πŸ™‚

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  5. Great photos, we are so lucky so have so many beautiful birds here, all flying around free as a bird! I love the little harness on Waji, he is so colourful.
    Take care with the burn-off.

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  6. So is this what someone means, when they call someone an old coot? Mom and I are impressed with your knowledge of what species all these birds are. And the goose, well, it’s cool how you can just look at his face and know that’s what he is!

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    • Lexi sweetie thankyou..yes i am often heard calling someone an old coot hahahah πŸ™‚ i have a super bird book and have learnt a lot since we bought this house..we have nearly 50 species living here so learning was fun! hugs and continued POTP Fozziemum xxx

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  7. Crikey Bev …… so beautifully captured. What wonderful photos. We have all of those birds up our way too. I love ’em all. The little black bloke drying his wings is a black cormorant I think. We have one on our jetty most days. We feed the fish and they seem to know the fish gather around our jetty. People would think you have touched up the colours. Especially the rosella shot but that’s exactly the colour they are, aye?? Charlie’s Mum, Lynn.

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    • Oh ….. AND they common name for the cormorant is snake bird. They swim around underwater, fishing, for ages and when they pop their head and long neck up to breath they look just like a snake.

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      • I agree Lynn they look popped in photoshop but we both know they are truly that pretty..i thought it was a cormorant but had not checked my images enough before dry eye set in bwahahah they are amazing to watch diving and under so long! we loved to watch them up at Airlie Beach from the Coral Sea Resort balcony..i would be panicked they would break a neck from the dive and then drown hahahah good grief πŸ™‚ love Fozziemum xxxx

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  8. What fabulous feathered friends! That one guy you met at the market is gorgeous for sure but so were those colorful Eastern Rosellas! Such beautiful wildlife you have – perfect for a fabulous photographer to capture and turn into wildlife cards………hope the burn off goes alright.

    Love, Pam and Sam

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    • The rosellas are one of my faves…so hard to get shot at home they are super flighty but i think at the park they are used to peeps,..as you know the burn off ruse was just that but i will have to do it at some stage…yikes πŸ™‚ Loves Bev xxx

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  9. Hi Bev, Loving the photos.

    The goose you couldn’t identify looks like either a Greylag or Pink Footed goose. The larger black/brown bird with it’s wings out looks like either a Cormorant, but probably more likely a Shag.

    Hope you are doing ok. There is a little something coming by airmail to you;)

    Hugs
    Sue, Polly & Honey

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    • Sue hi..thankyou my sweet friend.. we have been away and returned to find your beautiful gift ..what can i say i am humbled and beyond touched at this most precious gift..you are right about the Cormorant and i am unsure if our other birds are native to here..will check up though..again thankyou to you and Polly and Honey we are truly greatful..xx Love and hugs Bev xx

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    • Thankyou Charles..the Rosellas are among my faves here πŸ™‚ i agree after watching the ensuing mayhem when a welcome sparrow flew out of our fireplace into the loungeroom i think the caged bird is a no go here also πŸ™‚

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  10. Fabulous pictures sweet Bev. Nature can be such a nice healer and I hope your nature walks brings healing to your broken heart dear friend. What beautiful birds you have there, I really enjoyed the pictures. Hugs

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    • Jan thankyou..yes i believe it is on closer inspection..for some reason i was really struggling with identifying it..i should know i have watched them for years….go figure :0 πŸ™‚

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  11. Beautiful photos, Bev! The diversity of species there is truly amazing. I think the black bird with the pointy beak is a cormorant. They are pretty amazing … they can dive and swim really well, like penguins.

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    • Yep you are right !! i was struggling to identify it and i have no idea why..i have watched them for years diving and under the water for such a long time…think i had my holiday head on lol πŸ™‚ xx

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  12. All the birds are magnifiecent!! I love the strutting Black Swan the best!!
    And that parrot is very cool!
    Soon you will be ‘winging’ your way to our side of the world>>>happy trails dear friends…
    Love Sherri-Ellen πŸ™‚

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    • Aww Little Binky thankyou..i do have a soft spot for the magpies they are real characters have a super week sweetie and we will visit very soon..loves and hugs Fozziemum xxx ❀

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