Posts from the ‘Animals & birds’ category

Within a hare’s breath…

Hello again 🙂  The weather has turned very cold in the last day or so which isn’t surprising – our official start  of winter is this coming Thursday and winter pruning starts this week at work.  The image today is from last summer which I found when looking for something else in the chaotic mess that is my hard drive and I realised I haven’t posted a black and white image for a long time!  I’m a little behind on my reader but am catching up.  Hope you enjoy 🙂

It’s been a LONG time!

A big hello to everyone 🙂  It’s been 7 months since I last posted anything on my blog and I can see things have changed a lot on WP – I’m still getting my head around it!  I hope everyone is well and I look forward to catching up with you all in time.

My first post for 2017 is of a juvenile rabbit enjoying the shelter of the shade on a very hot afternoon a few weeks ago. Click in for a larger view.

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Hare’s looking at you…!

It hasn’t been a good few weeks for taking any new images (but I’m NOT going to go on about the weather 😯 ).  This is my image for this weeks Monochrome Madness Challenge which is curated by Leanne Cole.  I posted this image in colour last December, but always thought it might work in mono…so here is this beautiful hare – all eyes and ears but now in black and white 🙂

Hare B&W

As always, click for a more detailed image

 

White-faced Heron

The weather has continued to be very wet, cold and miserable this last week with some of the strongest winds I’ve seen since last summer so no photo opportunities 😦  I saw this heron early in the morning looking for a meal when we went to Anglesea for the day at the start of last month.  Click on the image for a better view.

looking for breakfast

The Laughing Kooka…

This was a funny bird (and it’s mate) that followed us around a reservoir the other week.  The Kookaburra is part of the Kingfisher family with it’s name coming from the Wiradjuri language.  They have an amazing call – on my first visit here, many years ago,  it reminded me of monkeys even though I knew there were no monkeys in Australia, but it was 5 am in a new country – hey?!!   

Now it makes me think of rain coming 🙂

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It had been diving – it’s feathers and feet are wet

Hip hip hareray!!

As some of you will know I have tried many attempts to photograph the hares I see at work – I find them beautiful but very elusive creatures and have probably hundreds of images of them running away!  Yesterday I was a little luckier!….

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