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)

Visiting Home


Rainbow Lorikeets

Oakey, Queensland, Australia

August 2015


Tree hollows are very important in Australia. Here, a pair of Rainbow Lorikeets look out to see who's approaching their tree.

Gotta keep the trees!

Back to work tomorrow after 5 days off. Oh dear.

Dull Skies and Rainbows.

Rainbow Lorikeet

It’s almost ten years ago when I was teaching English in Tokyo. I remember a student; a young woman, 25 who had been working in Tokyo for seven years. She lived in another prefecture next to Tokyo and commuted in and out every day on crowded trains and subways six days a week. Two and a half hours in the morning and again another two and a half hours back to her home in the evening. I was impressed that she still found time to study English after work but was well aware that she was gaunt with dark circles under her eyes and traces of eczema on her wrists and neck. I asked her why she studied English and she strongly insisted she wanted to go to Sydney. I was curious as to why she wanted to go to Sydney in particular. Her answer, “I need to see a colourful bird.” (She had seen a documentary on TV)


I imagined she was talking about Rainbow Lorikeets.



All photographs on a rainy morning at Upper Lockyer, Queensland, December 2009.