Wyreema and Cambooya

Hodgson Creek, Cambooya, Queensland, Australia

December 23, 2016


 I was delighted to meet photographer Charles Dove on an outing with Michael Atzeni on Friday morning. Mick took the two of us to the Wyreema Wetlands and to Hodgson's Creek at Cambooya for a couple of hours. The light was a bit dull and waterbirds were less abundant than usual at the wetlands but we still enjoyed a collection of beautiful Australian birds. If you look through these pics, don't you think Australia is truly gifted with its parrots? So vivid even in dull conditions.

It was a wonderful little outing outing and I'm very grateful to Mick and Charles for taking me.

I hope you are having a great holiday season.

Wyreema Wetlands, Wyreema, Queensland, Australia

December 23, 2016

Australian Wood Duck with some Grey Teal

Australian Wood Duck

Wyreema Wetlands

Cambooya

Wyreema Wetlands

Little Black Flying Fox
Cambooya

Galah
Cambooya

Australian Hobby

Cambooya



Australian White Ibis

Cambooya

Indian Myna

Wyreema

Pacific Black Duck
Wyreema

Pale-headed Rosella

Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon

Rainbow Lorikeet

Cambooya

Rock Doves 

Cambooya

I assume this is a strange juvenile Pale-headed Rosella
Or it is an Eastern Rosella or Crimson Rosella!!

Maybe, Paradise Parrot?

Wyreema

Australian Wood Duck

Zebra Finch 

(female)

Wyreema

Zebra Finch

(male)

Immortals Rock Isle


Pacific Black Duck

Toowoomba Japanese Gardens, Queensland, Australia

January 7, 2014

Nikon Coolpix S9100


Some photos taken at the Toowoomba Japanese Gardens with a borrowed Nikon Coolpix S9100. I was a little frustrated with the focussing but I just took a lot of pics until I got them right. It's a little super zoom and it was pretty handy carrying it in my pocket.


Australian White Ibis

Domestic Duck


Little Black Cormorant





Australian Magpie

Two Common Ducks

Pacific Black Duck
(Toowoomba, March, 2008)

One of the first birds I ever saw in Japan was a Spot-billed Duck Anas zonorhyncha (below). I immediately thought of the Pacific Black Duck Anas superciliosa (above) of Australia. Both ducks are common year round in both countries. Both are about the same in size but their colours are slightly different and the yellow-spot on the bill of the Japanese bird is absent from the Australian.


Spot-billed Duck
(Fukushimagata, October, 2010)