It's obvious to the observer that this Oak is doing well by the opulent display of new foliage. It also occurs to me that Oak trees may be a wee obsession of mine as I have an over abundance of them.
These 2 'Morepork' Owls were photographed earlier this year at Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre which is a wonderful organisation whose objective is to rehabilitate, breed and release our endangered birds of prey. If you have the opportunity they are well worth a visit.
The rest of the residents at the estuary last week.
The Seagulls were all heading West, totally ignoring us and waiting for ...... something!?!
We checked out the famous Shag tree. This is an old pine that has been half killed off by the birds that make their very haphazard nests in there. They are breeding very well, and most of the nests had young ones in them.
An adult Shag taking time out away from the breeding area.
A Canadian goose keeping an eye on me.
Where are these two off to? I think someone is leading someone astray.
I was doubting the mating skills of the Paradise Shelducks that I had seen on the farm. The bachelorette females and the lonesome male were living in separate paddocks, but obviously 2 of them got together because yesterday my daughter spotted a duckling.
The parents flew off and performed loudly to draw her away but she crept up and got some photos of 5 ducklings.
The were moving fast through the water and not stopping to pose for photos.
Then the decision was made to go over land...... Last seen heading north.