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Australia #38

Birdscape#5

 

A pair of Swamp Fowle, forageing in the shallows on the far bank of the river...

Australia #38

Birdscape#5

 

A pair of Swamp Fowle, forageing in the shallows on the far bank of the river...

comments (12)

  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 19 Jul 2019, 00:39
You find the most amazing animals!!
Ray: The river attracts a wide variety of wildlife which I can observe from the house yard, Bonnie. I have even seen a Platybus twice, but they are so shy that I have not been able to get a picture.
Ici, on les appelle des poules d'eau.
Gotta love the touch of white on their tail feathers, Ray.
Ray: Yes...it makes a distinctive display, Ginnie.
Very nice!!
Ray: I am enjoying all the wildlife attracted by the river, Elizabeth, and sometimes even rememper to grab a camera to recold it.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Jul 2019, 07:05
Very nice too Ray. We call these birds Moorhens
Ray: That seems a fine name for these attractive birds, Chris.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 19 Jul 2019, 07:10
They are so much fun to see, Ray. It must be wonderful to just sit and observe....
Ray: You are right, Astrid...it is most restfull to spend an hour just watching bird life on the river here.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Jul 2019, 07:21
I'm sure they will find some tasty treat there. Just seen Chris; comment.. yes, moorhens.
Ray: I think their correct name might be Coot, Alan. They seem particulary active when the river is rising.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 19 Jul 2019, 09:14
I suppose that looking for something to eat helps pass the time Ray. I expect the ducks do the same.
Ray: I think that finding stuff to eat is the main time-passing activity for wild animals, Chad.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 19 Jul 2019, 11:51
So, are you going to show us the platypus? Set a camera trap. Sounds like a great place to have an observer's hut.
Ray: I spend a little time each day at the river with camera in hand...hopping for an opportunity to snap a Platybus...but they are difficult subjects, Louis.
I think these are moorhens here Ray. Shy birds
Ray: They are very shy, Bill.
They are a bit coot-like.
Ray: I think some people call them Coots, Mary.
The orange & yellow beak really stands out here, Ray.
Ray: Their plumage is mutted, appart from stripes of white on their tail, Beverly.

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