Sorry my posting has been rather sporadic lately, least said,
soonest mended, some skeletons are best left in the cupboard.
Haven't been anywhere much so my posts are close to home.
Another dip into the pond in our park, shooting across it hand
held, I was rather pleased with the result of my new Canon 600
with an Emron 270mm . The shot is nothing to write home about
but it is right across the pond and, to labour a phrase, a long shot.
Only when uploaded, did I notice the optional extra underneath
Unfortunately too unfocused for a clear ID but from Stewart M's
identification of my other waterfowl, I would guess a Bush Hen.
at their antics. There were many birds there that day, not just
the gander, the ducks and grebes but also a couple of cormorant
after the white-faced heron had hightailed it out of there on
hearing my approach.
The other interesting bird sighting was a pair of Emu the Prof
spotted in our little special tree woodlot at the top of our Windy
Hill paddock. That is our first sighting in over 40 years of Emu
this close to a settled area. Normally we see them in grasslands
near National Parks or Nature Reserves. There are so many
anomalies in wildlife movements this year that I wonder what
Hope you all are having a fun and satisfying week.