Saturday, February 21, 2009

MY WORLD ~ 16 A Trip to Queensland, 1st. Day

Dawn in last year's autumn garden looking down to
our daughtr's house.




After a long day's driving, we cross from South
Australia into New South Wales and get to
Wentworth on the Darling river after dark and are
accosted by a Brushtail Possum looking for handouts.
Befor I saw the sign not to feed the animals, I had
already slipped him a piece of banana.



Overnighting in a cabin in the caravan pk. I wake
to waterfowl in the early morning light.



A smug Black Duck reflecting



Male Mallard with Wood Duck behind him



This one has the look of a Pygmy Goose but
colour and location do not quite match.


A large domestic duck nesting in a root hollow



A Dusky Moorhen, the bane of ducklings, sailing
on some duckweed.



Male Wood Duck basking in the gold reflection
from a moored boat


And a Duckling glad to have escaped the
beak of the Moorhens ,

Next week, onward to the Warrumbungles.
To check out the rest of the world, klickthe Logo.

My gratitude to Klaus and the MY WORLD team
for giving us the opportunity to show our corner.

50 comments:

  1. What a treat to see all the water birds on your way to Queensland.

    Guess the possum didn't tell you that you were not suppose to feed him. ;-)

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  2. Oh, this is a treat indeed! Love the possum! and all the water birds, just delightful! Thanks for sharing your world!

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  3. Arija: what neat critters you have in your world.

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  4. What a beautiful trip. I enjoyed the animal shots and also the first one looking at your daughter's was so lovely.

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  5. Thank you taking us on this trip and showing all the waterbirds. I hope you'll have a great time in Queensland.

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  6. what a bonus to see all these glorious birds and the possum on your road trip. how cute is that possum?

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  7. I adore the bird images as you know I would but my heart has been stolen by the little possum. How cute is it? Lovely post today.

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  8. great shots and a cute Possum.

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  9. Those birds are wonderful, and that other little guy, the 'possum. You could send that photo in to the Cute Overload blog, he's adorable!!

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  10. You have done it again,... introduced me to an animal I've never seen before! That Bushtail Possum is quite the little creature. I do so enjoy your blog!

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  11. How could you not feed that brushtail possum! He is just too cute!

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  12. I don't think my comment went through. Delete this if it did...
    Great pics! I was wondering if the Mallards and Black Ducks were introduced from another country. It seems odd to see our birds in Australia.

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  13. These are wonderful sets of photo Arija. I love the different kinds of ducks, esp. the one in yellow reflections, looks so cool.

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  14. Great collection of waterbirds, Arija. I am so much enjoying your posts!

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  15. Thanks for the info on the ducks. I know our Wood Duck is quite different, but wasn't sure about the other. We have a similar looking Moorhen.

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  16. Gorgeous waterfowl photos, especially the one with the gold water. Cute possum. Maybe they have to put the sign around his neck if anyone is going to see it in time.

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  17. What a beautiful world you live in, Arija. I love the soft light at dawn in your photo, it looks so peaceful. Delightful bird photos too;) Be well and God Bless... (Hugs) Pam

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  18. Wow, as normal great piccies. Fancy driving for a whole day and still not reaching your destination. We could manage about an hour here top whack and then run out of road. And what a fantastic name of the place you are going to and I thought Lhurgy Cripperty was a fun name.......Thanks for showing us your world.

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  19. That possum looked so cute. It is true not to feed the animals in the wild they can survive on their own. Thanks for visiting my blog and your nice comments. :)

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  20. Great shots of the birds! I'm glad to see more of your world.

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  21. What a beautiful trip! I love the possum best, it is so cute! This reminds me of Dame Edna Megastar, addressing her audience as "Hi possums"! Her (his) talk show was very popular in Austria in the 90-ies.
    Thank you for your nice comment on my blog. Luckily, Vienna invites you to take long walks, and I think people don't eat too much fast food.

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  22. Love all the waterfowl as some are new to me...You asked about my daughter. She is almost recovered from her shingles, but the end of her engagement will take longer to recover from.....I hope you are feeling better....@:}...Michelle

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  23. Oh this is a fun trip to be joining you on. Loving all the locals you're meeting on the way.

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  24. Oh what a great photo of the possum he is actually really cute. ours here are ugly. I know they always have signs out saying not to feed the critters but somehow it is easy not to see them.. Yes i sometimes ignore the signs. Don't tell anyone though. Nice duck photos as well

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  25. I too have fallen for the possum! Cute one!!
    Loved your duck and mallard shots too.

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  26. Interesting post and so nice pics:) Hope your weather chances, every day we can see that it's still burning...

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  27. Great photos Arija..esp the possum..very cute!

    I have put a comment on my blog re your offer for the fire affected ladies...have sent a message to my sister in case she knows someone...and will put the word out thru the patchwork ladies...they often have crafty connections too...

    Very kind of you

    Annie

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  28. Wow what a nice trip.

    Really like your header. The flowers look like something we call Blue Bonnets (lupines).

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  29. These animals are very endearing!

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  30. Thanks for taking us on your trip. The pictures of the water foul are wonderful. The picture of the duck in the gold reflection is a work of art.

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  31. Your duck pictures are delightful and that Brushtail Possum is the cutest looking possum I've ever seen!

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  32. Wow, Arija - your photos are awesome. So many kinds of ducks and the possum is adorable. I love the very first photo too - so picturesque!
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  33. It looks gorgeous there and that Possum is so cute, I'd have fed him too!

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  34. Ducks I know but the Possum is so sweet ! I have never seen one !

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  35. Oh my what a great series of bird shots. Simply gorgeous. The possum is just too cute and the dawn light in the garden makes it look like a lovely painting from some great master.

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  36. Aww! how could anyone resist feeding that little critter!
    & what awesome colors you captured in that reflection!

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  37. Just look at the innocent look that Brushtail Possum is giving you - so cute!

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  38. What a neat series of critters.
    Lovely posting.

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  39. Great photos...how could you refuse that cute possum face. You will be heading into some rain.

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  40. Pretty animals. Nice views and shots.

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  41. Your images are wonderful. Love that little possum!

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  42. That little possum is cute, but you should know better than feed the wildlife. What a grand array of ducks. Look forward to more of this trip.

    BTW,those aren't statures at the Barter Fair, there's people in them, like giant puppets. Cool huh?

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  43. Hi Arija, the first picture looks magical. Thank you for sharing such wonderful pictures. That little duckling and all the rest, just beautiful!

    Thank you for visiting my blog...so wonderful to be in touch with you again!

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  44. Beautiful shots. Beautiful country.I did the same trip but in the other direction. Its our world too.

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  45. Your photos are wonderful!!! I came here from Mary's place....

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