Friday, May 17, 2019

A bit of a show off..



Always looking for ways to keep up my step count, at least 10,000 or more each day, so I hope you are up for another walk with me, this time around Herdsman Lake, a 15 minute drive from home, a really pretty walk. The Australasian darter, although a common sight around lakes and wetlands, is hard to resist when they spread their wings to dry every time they see a camera pointed in their direction.. or so it seems :) The male darter above with his black and gold plumage has a bit of an Egyptian look about it don't you think. I took these shots a few days ago when the skies were blue, yesterday they were grey for the day.. that's autumn for you! Happy Friday, take care and stay safe..


22 comments:

  1. A graceful bird and a pretty area to be in.

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  2. He is a big bird! Love the pics of the area, Grace!

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  3. Eine sehr schöne Show.

    Noke

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  4. The darter reminds me of cormorants. Such a beautiful area for a wander! The blues of sky and water are lovely!

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  5. What a gorgeous bird even if he is a bit of a show off. That is also another beautiful spot to take a walk.

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  6. A very peaceful place. Did I see you had 30 one day and 18 the next!

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  7. Thank you. I greatly enjoyed your walk around the lake with all the good views.

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  8. Wow, the bird knows it is being photographed. :) Lovely walk around the lake. Great photos, Grace and thanks for the tour.

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  9. Looks like a perfect spot for a walk and some bird-watching. I'm so impressed you are doing 10K steps a day. That's a tough challenge! I occasionally will do 10K steps or more in a day (while hiking), but then I need a couple days off!

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  10. Walking an area like this certainly would make 10,000 steps effortless. And the Australian darter would just be a bonus.

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  11. Good on you with the walking, Grace! I loose out at the moment...
    Beautiful poser there, a typical male ;-)
    Great shots, slowly back to blue here, too.

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  12. I reckon it is very hard to reach 10,000 steps every day, I even had trouble with 5,000 before the wrist band broke. My hubby also says that walking with me is like taking a dog for a walk, because I am always stopping to take photos.

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  13. Indeed lovely bird. Must be family of the cormorant by drying its wings and what a beautiful nature again.

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  14. Yes we see them here too, call them Aalscholver"

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  15. Congrats on getting 10,000 a day! Sights like the views above must make it easier.

    Janis
    GDP

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  16. Nice Shots, there are!
    Good Nature and Good Skills!.

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  17. Love to see those birds :) Nice pics Grace

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