Archive for the ‘nature’ Tag

Bird Week – Australian Pelican   3 comments

Pelican, Australian Pelican, San Remo, Victoria, Australia, Coast, Ocean,Bird Week? Well, that was the idea when I started it over one month ago now. And yet, I’m still only at bird #6. Good thing I didn’t call it ‘Bird Month’… I might have felt beholden to sharing 30 birds instead of just seven.

Today’s bird is quite clearly a pelican, an Australian Pelican to be precise. They breed over on Mud Island at the south end of Port Phillip Bay. When they get old enough and start exploring, they eventually make it over to Phillip Island and San Remo. Every day at noon, a local organisation feeds the pelicans. They often take in the injured ones and nurse them back to health.

Over time, the birds have become pretty good at figuring out when feeding happens and turn up in varying numbers as the morning gets on. This was about an hour before feeding time when the pelicans are just patiently milling about waiting for happy hour.

 

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Bird Week – Mystery Bird   4 comments

Day 377

 

My searching for the identity of this bird has let me down so this one will have to remain unidentified, unless of course, you can help me out…

Bird Week – Satin Bowerbird   5 comments

bird, bird photography, australia, melbourne, bowerbird, satin bowerbird

For Saturday, I offer up this cheeky little satin bowerbird. Bowerbirds build structures made from sticks and various bits of¬†detritus.¬† These structures are called ‘bowers’ and are built to impress the females, who will check out the bower to see if they’re impressed even before they inspect the male. These birds seem to have a particular eye for anything blue and will pick up trash, berries, and anything else they find that’s blue to embellish their bowers.

I hope you’re having a great weekend!

Bird Week – Gouldian Finch   3 comments

Bird Week,Gouldian Finch, Australia, finch, bird, bird photography

No post last night as I took the family to the new Cirque du Soleil show called Ovo. It was a bit irresponsible of me considering today was the kids’ first day back at school, but it seems the excitement plus the exhaustion (got to bed after midnight) appear to have balanced out and they enjoyed their first day back.

I hope you like birds because that’s what I’m going with this week. Today it’s this very colourful little Gouldian Finch.

 

Tawny Frogmouths   5 comments

Tawny Frogmouth, frogmouth, mopoke, Australia, bird, bird photography

It’s bird week on In Search of Style, starting with this little pair of tawny frogmouths.

Temporary Guest   5 comments

Bird, baby bird, Melbourne, Australia

I believe this young fella is a Common Myna. I found him (or her) and his sibling on our front walk as I was arriving home from work on Friday. They’re new borns not quite ready for flight. As they get used to their whole new world, they seem to have taken ownership of our front yard entirely. Anyone comes near, there’s a whole lot of squawking from the parents followed by swooping and grand attempts to lead us away. We’ve kept our distance – thank goodness for telephotos…

Brief Rewind   4 comments

Algonquin Park, Ontario, lake, morning, bucket, lost, sunrise, overcast

Sorry, but I’m going to backup a bit here. I had prepared a couple of images earlier that I forgot to post so bear with me as I rewind to a picture from last (Canadian) summer. The timing of this image is the same rainy morning as the canoes that I posted last week. It was a very grey, wet, dark morning; not the kind that normally encourages me to get my camera out, but I’m glad I did.