Sunday, November 11, 2012

A walk in the Park

Kobe and I walk everyday, and our favourite walk is around the local wetlands park.  Now that Kobe is getting better behaved, I can take my camera.  Yesterday morning was a beautiful late spring morning with hardly a breath of wind, so I grabbed my camera, a handful of doggy cleanup bags, some dog treats and off we went.

The birds were all in good voice, with the raucous call of Red Wattlebird overpowering most.

The water levels are dropping quickly as we have had the driest spring for a few years.  In a shallow pool were of Royal Spoonbills, whilst on a wire overhead was an amorous Crested Pigeon, making no impact whatsoever on the target of his affection.

Halfway round is an open area where Kobe loves to run off the lead.

Heading back, another pool held half a dozen more Royal Spoonbills along with a single Yellow-billed Spoonbill.

Finally, on the last stretch before home, a different sort of bird flew over, Malaysian Airlines Airbus A330s on it's way into Adelaide Airport, and a couple of the more common honeyeaters, White-plumed and New Holland.


  1. Fantastic collection Tony,love to have Park like yours at our place.
    Love your Dog.

  2. Hi Tony, lovely photos. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

    1. Thanks for your kind words Chris. I will visit your blog. Take care,

  3. Glad to find this post, cool birds and your dog is cute! Great photos, Tony!

  4. I haven't been around much lately, so I trawled around your blog for a while enjoying all your bird sightings and lovely, big dog.

  5. Great set Tony and boy could we use some of that sunshine,Just had a cloudburst here as I'm typing this.
    Anyway super bird shots and the dog is really enjoying it.

  6. great photos, Kobe is just gorgeous!