Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Local wildlife

Local duck family... ah, they're so cute

More rainbow lorikeets. Interestingly, they have not been around for about a week, after being daily visitors for a few weeks.

A Plovers nest. Looks like a pile of leaves on the ground. If you look close to the middle of the photo, you can see two brownish balls that are the eggs. The birds spent did not always guard the nest so the eggs disappeared after a few days. Probably taken by a Magpie.

I should have zoomed in on this but wanted to show where the Plover built the nest. That's it actually sitting on it (the white/grey blob in the middle of the pic). It's lucky it was a quite time at the campground as it's located right in the middle of two campsites, and on a popular cut-through for other campers. Although it's not so lucky as we know the fate of the eggs.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pics! Love them!

Annette said...

No worries! I always think of you when I'm writing about the birds or see new local birds.