Kookaburra, Carter’s Beach, Ulupna Island, Victoria (Camera: Nikon D3000 SLR)

kookaburra

kookaburra2

kookaburra3

kookaburra4

Thanks for looking.

🙂

 

Birds

Kookaburra

Image

seagull_kingstonSE2

So here I am again already, before time slips away. The new series for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge are Things of Nature – and here I was expecting one with only birds, with tricky prompts like a bird with four colours, or must have six birds in a row.  LOL. I have no idea why I thought that.

Anyway, for Fun Fotos, I present you my seagull pics taken at Kingston S.E., South Australia, a week or so ago. We spent two nights at their RV Park, no facilities except a nearby public toilet and beach shower. This pretty spot, by the jetty, was only $10 for a maximum stay of 48 hours. This is the town with the giant crayfish. Sadly, the sculpture has shrunk with familiarity, not helped by the trees near it having grown.

seagull_kingstonSE

Seagulls are always a lot of fun to photograph. They can be sedate, or raucous. These sprang into action when a fellow, seeing saw me taking photos, stirred them by throwing bread closer and closer to me. It started to get a bit Hitchcock-ish, so I was glad when he drove off! Still, I got some great shots. (Nikon D3000)

seagull_kingstonSE5

seagull_kingstonSE4

seagull_kingstonSE3

Thanks for looking. It’s ‘Leaves and Trees’ next week.

cffc

Do visit Cee’s entry for her Fun Foto, and tootle around and have a look at the enormous variety of bird photos linked from the comments.

🙂

Birds, Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Birds

Gallery

This morning, Nikon D3000, New Holland Honeyeater.

newhollandhoneyeater

nh_honeyeater

Thanks for looking.

🙂

Birds

New Holland Honeyeater

Image

This Eastern Spinebill looks very young and, like the other one, was wary but not startled by my lurking nearby with the Nikon D3000, earlier today.

spinebill_abelia

This honeyeater will feed from fuchsias, too. I keep getting cuttings and popping in water – but I forget them and they die from neglect. I love fuchsias, and if it will keep these cuties about longer, I’m all for trying again. I’m too stingy to buy a plant.

spinebill2_abelia

Thanks for looking.

🙂

Birds

Eastern Spinebill

Image

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter U – Needs to have the letters O and U in the word …

On the first of our camping trips, last year, I spotted this Horsfield’s Bronze-Cuckoo.

cuckoo4

Another first for me, not having seen one before.

cukoo3

Lucky I took the photos (Nikon D3000), for it was not about the next day.

cuckoo

Sized around 17cm, this Australian cuckoo has awesome metallic colouring. It parasites the dome-shaped nests of the fairywren and thornbill, laying just one egg.

cuck00_bronze

Thanks for looking.

 

 

🙂

Birds, Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

Horsfield’s Bronze-Cuckoo

Image

On my walk the other day, I spotted this young magpie ahead of me, catching himself an insect of some sort. (Nikon D3000)

magpie

magpiewithbug

magpiebugwing

Thanks for looking.

🙂

Birds

A tasty morsel

Image