Animals Birds Brisbane

August 27, 2014 … chance encounters of the hopping kind

Various opportunities arose yesterday.

magpie lark
The magpie lark didn’t stay long

David was at work, and Mary was doing some stuff fr the family,and I had the use of a car, so I went back to the Tinchi Tamba wetlands near Bald Hills. Like many of the wildlife zones in the region, it has excellent walkways. I had not gone far when I spotted this Magpie-lark (not to be confused with the magpie itself.

The mob of kangaroos on a coastal reserve were an unexpected delight

As I was taking the shot, a man coming the other way with his kids told me to watch for a mob of kangaroos. Sure enough in an open area in the park there were a group of kangaroos. I am guessing they are landlocked by the sea on one side and the increasingly dense housing on the other.

Coastal forest

The walkway passes through some delightful coastal bush, much of which is the casuarina tree.  It is a good place to contemplate the world.

Galahs have a reputation for stupidity. This one seemed to have life well planned.

Back at the family home, there was a solitary galah sitting in a tree beside the verandah. It seemed to sleep for an hour and then flew on.

That will be enough today.


By wysiwygpurple

Retirement suits me well. I spend much of my time out making pictures, or at home organizing and refining my pictures.

This blog provides me with a platform from which I can indulge my passion for improving my photography and at the same time analyze my thoughts about what I have seen, where I have been and what is happening in my life. My images set out to be honest, but that does not mean I have not adjusted them. I use software to display what I saw though the viewfinder to best advantage. My preference is for landscape and nature, and is mostly centred around my hometown of Wellington, New Zealand.

One reply on “August 27, 2014 … chance encounters of the hopping kind”

The quality of the light in your “Coastal forest” stirs in me the urge to paint the scene – although I’m unlikely to do so: it has been years since I last attempted to paint, and I’ve never done it well enough to make it worth the effort. (Stefan T-W)

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