On a walk around Tomato Lake on Thursday I spotted for the first time a pair of pink-eared ducks, a pretty pair they were with their stripes and black, with a dot of pink eye patches. Their large spatulate bills perfect for scooping up the multitude of organisms in the lake..
Tomato Lake, so called because because years ago when it dried out for summer some of the locals successfully grew tomatoes in it, is a fauna reserve and an excellent spot to take pics of the many species of birds that inhabit the lake area, like the baby fuzz balls below gorging on the duckweed along the perimeter of the lake.. they looked so cute coming up all covered in green..
Floating home. There were three eggs under this female.. so P told me, I wasn't quick enough to catch that shot :)
A Nankeen night heron below trying to catch a nap.. looks like it's still keeping an eye on things!
Beauty and the beast.. not sure what it is about the ibis but they give me the creeps!
I wondered if they were ever cute, like when they were chicks.. but nup :)
A mudlark, or it could be a magpie.. not sure about all that green stuff :)
A few ducky shots and a grumpy willy wagtail to end off this slightly overloaded post :) Hope your weekend works out the way you hoped. I'm off to an Art Market today at Winthrop Hall, looking forward to it so much. Happy weekend, take care and stay safe..