Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Our World & World Bird Wednesday -- Riverbank Birds


Life was chucking rocks at us for a while but I'm more or less 
back again.

A few shots from our trip to Renmank on the Murray River.


The well kept lawns at the Holiday Park offered ideal foraging
for this immature Dusky Moorhen, Gallinula tenebrosa,


as well as any number of Purple Swamphens, Porphyrio porphyrio.

These two look innocuous enough 


but I certainly wouldn't want to mess with this chap!


Small wonder this Masked Lapwing, Vanellus miles, looks a
little wary. 


Although the Lapwing has spurs on it's wings, it was not about 
to get too close to this big fella.


It did get a trifle windy at times and feathers flew


and even a bird can have a bad hair day. 
Just look at the expression on it's face.


I sincerely hope you are all enjoying your life, remember, it has a use by date.

31 comments:

  1. Awesome captures, Arija! I love the Lapwing and the Moorhen is a cool looking bird. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Arija,the park looks beautiful...The lapwing looks timid:)Nice shots and have a great day!

    Shantana

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  3. Thank you for sharing your nature with the rest of the world. In my country we don't know these exotic birds. We have plenty of waterbirds though! Next week Friday I am leaving for Australia and hope to see the birds in Queensland! My daughter told me yesterday that it was rather cold at night in Cooktown.Have a great day, Arija!
    Wil, ABC Wednesday Team.

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  4. I enjoy seeing the different birds that you all have and the masked Lapwing is really a beauty and I love it's wild feather wind blown look;') Hugs~

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  5. Those birds are real characters - I could (and do!) spend a good while watching them.

    Nice pictures.

    Stewart M

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  6. cool bird shots!! looks like a nice place to wander!

    the swamp hens are pretty weird looking, with those long legs...and their coloring...their faces remind me of buzzards!!

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  7. Despite the wind, they're beauties!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  8. You made me laugh Arija with that Lapwing's bad hair day .... He's just gorgeous!

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  9. Great pictures you show. Wishing you a good day. Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

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  10. I always love your birds, Arija!! Delightful captures as always. I hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  11. the lapwing does make me laugh. glad you are 'back'. :)

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  12. Beautiful photos!
    Interesting to see all "new" birds..
    In sweden it´s colder ...

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  13. Beautiful photos.
    What a wonderful park and all those beautiful birds.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Great photos and an interesting place to visit.

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  15. Love those yellow beaks. Richard

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  16. Beautiful images! The Purple Swamphens have invaded our South Florida waterways despite an eradication campaign.

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  17. What beautiful birds! I love the swamphens!

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  18. Great shots of the beautiful birds. I wouldn't want to mess with the one you mentioned either.

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  19. Lovely set of bird photographs.

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  20. Intersesting birds. I love seeing your wildlife Arija.
    First day of summer here, and the temps reaching 90º Way too hot for me! Our last few days have been iffy...Hope yours are better now.
    {{HUGS}}

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  21. Wow! All new birds for me, and very nice photos. And excellent advice at the end :)

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  22. Brilliant and beautiful! You made me laugh not just smile by the last two photos, arija. Have happy days ahead.

    Yoko

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  23. What a great set of bird shots, I like them all. That one does look rather imposing!

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  24. Excelentes fotografias de belas Aves....
    Cumprimentos

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  25. What fantastic birds! I love Australian fauna... and flora!

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  26. Greetings folks down under from Pennsylvania, we are having a warm spell here right now and I think you guys are in your Winter time or around. Richard from the Amish settlement of Lebanon, Pa

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  27. Arija, these birdies certainly look like dinosaurs to me! What interesting creatures! I'd be wary of some of them as well!

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  28. I know this is a hard time and sometimes it is a downright rock slide..I don't know how you do it..hugs Arija

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  29. I could just gaze at the first photograph. Hope you are well. Tsup!

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  30. It is good to take a moment off our busy schedules to look at the beautiful gifts from nature.

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  31. Great bird shots -- I know about moorhens, but the others are different from anything I've ever seen.

    I am grateful I have you on my Reader, enabling me to catch up with posts I missed recently (while on a roadtrip).

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