I photographed this Wattlebird in the flax flowers a few days ago. (Nikon D3000) These ones frequent the southern Australian mainland.

Red Wattlebird on flax flower

An immature Red Wattlebird, its red wattle is barely visible. Young ones have less yellow on their tummy, too.

Red Wattlebird on flax flower

As you can see, it wasn’t particularly worried about me.

Thanks for looking.


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Red Wattlebird


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… Continue reading

Wednesday Walk

A busy walk


This walk, from the 26th July, is mainly birds and bunnies. We did walk to the Caledonia Gully Reservoir today, but I took nearly 100 photos on our 7 km and I was too pooped to sort them.  This one is a shorter walk, barely a kilometre, close to home.

First, just over the footbridge, I checked a low lying wattle for bees. Saw a fly, first.


Not many bees, though. And it is more on the clover than on the wattle blossom.


While walking up Argyle Street, the sticky beak cockatoo checked on us.


Crossed Dairy Flat Road, and fluked this magpie launch.


A yellow-rumped thornbill… Continue reading

Wednesday Walk

Birds ‘n Bunnies