Hello people, I can’t believe I forgot to do my Wednesday Walk post yesterday! I’ve been pretty good with it. I decided not to share the reservoir walk as I had this really eventful one recently.  Lots and lots of photos. This is one of our town walks – where we head over the footbridge and walk some back blocks. First up, in Argyle Street, a magpie lands on the power line and watches us.


We go past the Merino sheep, still unshorn.


A brief glimpse of a little silvereye…

I saw a fruit tree blossoming in a side orchard. Pretty sure it’s the first I’ve seen this season.


Mr. R. was somewhat amazed that I noticed a kangaroo reclining in a backyard from quite some distance … I think its ears twitched…


We had to walk up the hill before drawing level with the yard it was in…


I’ve photographed this kangaroo before, I’m sure. It’s the one with the damage around its right eye. It has made itself at home.


Lots of photos…


It – probably a female, for it’s not obviously a male – watched until I was out of sight …


Oops, should have straightened that image. Another magpie…

A pair of galahs in their favourite gumtree…


The coloured sheep were out of sight, but I did see a kookaburra on the fence bordering their paddock.  Can’t see it? On the post near that foreground rock. That’s a big wattle tree in the background …


So, I was pretty happy with our walk, so far, but the fun was not yet over. You know how I always complain I can’t get shots of the plovers. Well, I ended up scared they were too close – what with their spurred wings!


Look at those wicked spurs! Used to defend during nesting season.


There’s a popular myth that the spurs inject venom. Hard to let go of that belief.


The pair of plovers also swooped at a pair of wood ducks.

After this very eventful walk to Springflat Road, we turned for home, down the rail trail, past horsey paddocks.


Spotted some parrots in a tree near the service road, a block from home. Probably the red-rumped parrot, though such a rump is not visible, at this angle, in the prettier male bird .


Not far from the footbridge, there’s a pair of galahs on the roadside.  They’ve learnt to watch out for traffic as they fly off.


And that’s it.  Thanks for walking with me.

Take care.




Wednesday Walk

A busy walk


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