Life was chucking rocks at us for a while but I'm more or less
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
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.
Awesome captures, Arija! I love the Lapwing and the Moorhen is a cool looking bird. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Arija,the park looks beautiful...The lapwing looks timid:)Nice shots and have a great day!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Wil, ABC Wednesday Team.
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~ReplyDelete
Those birds are real characters - I could (and do!) spend a good while watching them.ReplyDelete
cool bird shots!! looks like a nice place to wander!ReplyDelete
the swamp hens are pretty weird looking, with those long legs...and their coloring...their faces remind me of buzzards!!
Despite the wind, they're beauties!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.ReplyDelete
You made me laugh Arija with that Lapwing's bad hair day .... He's just gorgeous!ReplyDelete
I always love your birds, Arija!! Delightful captures as always. I hope your week is going well! Enjoy!ReplyDelete
the lapwing does make me laugh. glad you are 'back'. :)ReplyDelete
Interesting to see all "new" birds..
In sweden it´s colder ...
What a wonderful park and all those beautiful birds.
Thanks for sharing.
Great photos and an interesting place to visit.ReplyDelete
Love those yellow beaks. RichardReplyDelete
Beautiful images! The Purple Swamphens have invaded our South Florida waterways despite an eradication campaign.ReplyDelete
What beautiful birds! I love the swamphens!ReplyDelete
Great shots of the beautiful birds. I wouldn't want to mess with the one you mentioned either.ReplyDelete
Lovely set of bird photographs.ReplyDelete
Intersesting birds. I love seeing your wildlife Arija.ReplyDelete
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.
Wow! All new birds for me, and very nice photos. And excellent advice at the end :)ReplyDelete
Brilliant and beautiful! You made me laugh not just smile by the last two photos, arija. Have happy days ahead.ReplyDelete
What a great set of bird shots, I like them all. That one does look rather imposing!ReplyDelete
Excelentes fotografias de belas Aves....ReplyDelete
What fantastic birds! I love Australian fauna... and flora!ReplyDelete
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, PaReplyDelete
Arija, these birdies certainly look like dinosaurs to me! What interesting creatures! I'd be wary of some of them as well!ReplyDelete
I know this is a hard time and sometimes it is a downright rock slide..I don't know how you do it..hugs ArijaReplyDelete
I could just gaze at the first photograph. Hope you are well. Tsup!ReplyDelete
It is good to take a moment off our busy schedules to look at the beautiful gifts from nature.ReplyDelete
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Great bird shots -- I know about moorhens, but the others are different from anything I've ever seen.ReplyDelete
I am grateful I have you on my Reader, enabling me to catch up with posts I missed recently (while on a roadtrip).