Friday, September 27, 2013

Through a Dirty Window


Scaly-breasted Lorikeet

Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

2013

 These pictures were taken through a window earlier this year. Although many Australian species are suffering from development some are fairing well with the trend of native plants being grown in suburban gardens. Some lorikeet species such as this Scaly-breasted Lorikeet, are regular visitors in the many gardens in south-east Queensland. If you plant native trees, they will come.


In Niigata, I went for a walk at Fukushimagata last Monday but things were warm and quiet (Except for a festival!). Apart from a sprinkling of ducks out on the wetlands I saw a young Northern Goshawk hiding in the reeds and later missed getting shots of an adult attacking flocks of starlings and sparrows. Too quick for my lens...with electric poles and cables in front of the subject....excuses...

Disappointed that trees had been cleared there and was told that they will knock down the observatory to build a new one in the middle of winter until April.....just when it's being used the most.


Cooler the last two days so I'm hoping migrations will be obvious soon.

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