Tuesday, February 22, 2011

World Bird & Watery Wednesday ~ At the Seaside


Flying high at sunrise, what else is there for a silver gull,
Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae to do?


Maybe sitting on our balcony rail hoping for a handout!


A white-faced heron, Egretta novaehollandiae, looking for
his breakfast . . .


oh well, nothing doing that way, time to turn around . . .

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Pacific gull, Larus pacificus, a baby of our second largest gull.


A young seagull staring hopefully into the super clear water.


Mature adult flying at some distance from me


and, lucky last, some liquid eye candy.



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38 comments:

  1. How could you not love this place? It is a little piece of heaven on earth. I love the sea. I was born near the sea. Unfortunately it is not a sea as beautiful as this. People trashed it and it swallows people, especially little children and traps them in muck, tidal pools and sink holes! I love the sea but I am afraid of the water. Does that make sense? I can appreciate the sea while safely afoot on land.

    Better word verification today - header.

    Oh wait, wait wait. There is something fishy in my word verif series:

    fulatio, header...

    what's next?

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  2. Ces

    water is always to be approached with respect. Whether it is drinking water that needs to be kept clean or floods or tsunamis. It is not at all odd that you are wary of the sea, it is an ever moving force field that, when benign, will feed you and just give you joy but can just as easily kill you too.

    I wonder what next too?? Do let me know where it is heading . . .

    Hey I was really proud of my last shot with the sand ripples gleaming through the water. Aren't I silly? It is little things like that that make my day.

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  3. Ahhh, water, not frozen, our temperatures are -15 C.
    Lovely to see your warm photos!

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  4. I LOVE the eye candy. Light, texture, motion. I felt like I was falling in. Such a nice trip to the sea. Thanks for taking us along.

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  5. What gorgeous scenery Arija, and I love all your birds. These that us Northerners never see.
    Calming waters too. I hope you took in some if it..
    B.

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  6. Fantastic place, beautiful skies, gorgeous view and near the the water! That, to me, is heaven on earth! Marvelous captures as always, Arija! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Love that seagull on your balcony! Have a lovely evening and a great tomorrow!

    Sylvia

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  7. Gee that water looks warm!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  8. Stunning light in the first lot of shots Arija.
    And I love that 'liquid eye candy'.

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  9. Love the warm light in your first shots, Arija! And that Pacific Gull is amazing. What a tool for a beak! Could probably open cans with it :-)

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  10. Eye candy is right! Those views are hypnotic, how do you get anything done? I would be completly distracted. ;-)WBW

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  11. I think all these pictures would classify as eye candy.I enjoyed seeing them,

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  12. Winter is still here and it's dull and raining. Your lovely images of beautiful birds,sunshine,blue skies and sea have just warmed me up. Thank you.

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  13. You are absolutely right. I respect the water. Actually nature for that matter. It is beautiful but may turn sinister at any moment. The last picture is the image in the new idiom dictionary for "Picture-perfect".

    Word verif. I am not making this up, I swear: mayte

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  14. Ces

    Ooooh, fancy YOU swearing!!!!!

    I knew you were not making them up, I've sometimes copped a few oddities as well.

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  15. Arija, you and I have visited back and forth a bit and I truly enjoy your blog. It's so nice to see photos of Australia in bloom while we are buried under snow. Please accept this One Lovely Blog Award in recognition of a creating a terrific blog. Click here to accept the award.

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  16. Lovely series! I love this little fellow in your balcony - cute:)

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  17. Wonderful photos, love the gulls and the beautiful heron.

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  18. What beautiful sea-birds! They look so serene in the golden light. I feel I am following them in their flight!

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  19. I do love the liquid eye candy!

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  20. Beautiful post. Glad to see some soft water. Around here most of it is hard. Very Hard.

    Great pictures.

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  21. such a wonderful series of photos Arija! Loved having this peak into your world.

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  22. Lovely series of seaside shots.

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  23. Great colors!! But I must say, I love the 'liquid candy' best of all.

    INCOMING!! -ocean wave action Plus a dolphin

    Do stop by, if you have time, to visit - hope your day is terrific.

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  24. Oh, what lovely images! Just beautiful!

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  25. Gorgeous shots!
    I love all your birds and the last picture of the water is beautiful!

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  26. Marvelous photos. That looks like a great area for bird watching!

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  27. A terrific series of shots! The sea looks so amazing.

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  28. THe water is stunning and so are the birds, Im espcially liking that white faced heron!
    My thoughts today are of your neighbor NZ and hoping the recovery is fast.

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  29. ahhh that early morning light is just so beautiful, so peaceful. And i love the water textures in the last photo. Such a beautiful photo series in this post. I'm also really like your new banner photo- awesome!

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  30. Love the colors. Great job on your photos. Thanks for the visit and the comments.
    Watery Wednesday

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  31. It's as if you have just taken me on a trip to the beach: the birds, the beautiful water and skies. Your pictures are gorgeous!

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  32. Wonderful pictures of the birds! Love the flying seagull.
    The last photo of the water is so beautiful and inviting.

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  33. Those ripples in the water--last photo, I had to come view them. You are so right. They are enough to "make your day". I even stretch my brain (Hah!) a bit and see daybreak just beginning to hit sands somewhere over the Sahara.

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  34. that is a big variety of birds looking for handouts! the herons are so regal even in their winter plumage. love the watery 'eye' candy at the end. thanks for stopping by & commenting!
    Faythe @ GMT

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  35. Beautiful images Arija! I miss the ocean so much. Thank you for bringing it to me.

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  36. Great photos. And what a beautiful place you live in.Thank you for sharing.

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  37. ... all these beautiful birds.. I want to draw them all.. Thank you

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  38. I really enjoyed this series of bird and water shots. The two go so well together! You've captured wonderful movement and beautiful colors. Thanks for stopping by at mine. Enjoy the weekend.

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