Sorry I haven’t posted anything on here for awhile. I haven’t been motivated to go out and visit places because I’ve been hibernating from the cold weather! The locals tell me it is much colder this winter than last year, so it’s good to know it’s not just me staying home and keeping warm. 🙂
Yesterday, I was very excited to be able to see snow on the mountains from my house! For an Aussie like myself who has only seen snow 3 times in her life, this was exciting stuff!!
The quality of these photos isn’t the best as they were taken through my lounge room windows which are tinted, and although I could see the snow with the naked eye, I had to use the zoom lens on my camera to get it to show up properly in the photos. But it still looks great to me! ❄️❄️❄️❄️
I’m excited to share a short video I took recently of the amazing flying patterns of starlings known as murmurations.
I only happened upon it by accident one evening as I was near the end of my walk at the Tamar Island Wetlands. It was totally unexpected, and since then, I have taken my camera with me and tried to get some video of the starlings incredible flying formation. However, it’s difficult because they don’t seem to fly like this all the time, and now as winter approaches, I can’t get there early enough.
Amazing isn’t it! I could watch this all day! 🙂
There has to be hundreds of starlings coming in to settle for the night at the Wetlands. It certainly sounded like it when I walked past them! I wonder what they were saying to each other?
The European starling (also known as the Common starling) is an introduced and invasive bird here in Australia, but even so, it is a very pretty bird when the sun shines on them exposing their metallic rainbow of colours, and they also have a beautiful song.
Have you ever seen a murmuration of starlings or any other bird?
It was a perfect autumn day last Wednesday, and I couldn’t resist taking some photos on my mobile phone on my lunch break wandering around City Park in Launceston, Tasmania capturing the spectacular colours of the leaves.
Opposite the Riverside High School near Launceston is a small park and a lake. I couldn’t see any sign as to what it is called and maps don’t have a name for it either. I visited there one afternoon and found there are quite a number of birds there. It’s a lovely country setting, the lake surrounded by trees, now starting to change colour in late autumn, and farmhouses and green paddocks abound up to the Tamar River with mountains in the distance.
I was treated to a quick diving display from a Eurasian coot!
This park and lake are definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area.
Hi everyone, I’m back again after a bit of a break. I had been acting in higher duties at work for the last few months and feeling very exhausted on the weekends due to longer working hours and stress, and didn’t really feel up to doing much. I’m back in my usual position now and everything is getting back to normal. I’m glad I kept on with my daily walks as much as I could, as I feel these helped keep me grounded, and I was able to see several beautiful sunrises. I thought I would share some of the early morning views on my walks over recent times.
All photos taken at Tamar Island Wetlands near Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
A friend at work told me about a spot near my home where there were some white kangaroos, so of course I had to go take a look.
Sure enough, only minutes in the car from my house, I came across a property with a number of kangaroos including white ones, as well as a few emus.
I managed to see 4 white kangaroos, technically they are albino as they are white with pink eyes. I was able to capture 3 of them in one shot.
This particular one was enjoying a grooming session.
There were also some grey kangaroos there.
And I spotted a few emus.
I don’t know if these animals are free ranging and just like to hang out here, or whether they are being kept by the people who live there, but in any case, it was certainly a treat to spend some time watching them.