Friday, March 27, 2020

Autumn in Kings Park..



Went for an early morning walk around Kings Park yesterday, while we still can.. who knows these days what restrictions will come into effect tomorrow. If you are wondering why these trips we do at the moment are always really early it's because on a 37C day it's no fun to be out there in the heat, early mornings when the air is fresh and cool are pretty fabulous anyway don't you think. Was lovely to still see so much colour 🌺 The sweet little kookaburra sat high in the tree gazing steadily around looking for a breakfast treat.. I'm surprised I spotted him up there, can you see him in the wider shot below, he looked so cute framed in the early morning sunlight..


Why do small birds always look so angry :) Willy wagtail below..


A flash of colour below alerted me to a super noisy group of rainbow lorikeets having an early morning pool party.. not much social distancing going on there :) Such a shame I couldn't get a clear shot of them splashing in the rock pool, too much foliage in the way..


Below, not so much a shag on a rock as a cormorant on a sculpture :) The many sculptures around the park make excellent viewing spots for the birds! Have some different viewpoints in the park to show you tomorrow.. happy Friday, take care and stay safe..


23 comments:

  1. ...autumn looks quite special!

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  2. The collage is impressive. The kookaburra has a huge head compared to its body! Early morning is a great time when the day gets that hot, Grace. Take care.

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  3. How beautiful is the exuberant abundance of the tropics. Great shoots.

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  4. I love the kookaburra - he looks like he would be a bit of a rascal, Grace!

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  5. What a great place for an early morning walk. I'll be glad when I can get to the Botanics in Cambridge again; although the University hope to keep it open I can't get there without using public transport and I can hardly justify it as a necessary journey. That collage is quite spectacular.

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  6. The kookaburra looks like quite a character. Stay safe, Grace and enjoy the early morning strolls while you can.

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  7. So vivid and exciting to feel connected in this way especially now. Carry on deer

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  8. Well, this was sight for these bored eyes to behold. All those beautiful flowers coupled with some beautiful (not to mention exotic in my part of the world) birds. Did that kookaburra sing to you?

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  9. Pretty! A song popped into my head and not sure when I heard it or why I know it but it goes "kookaburra sits in the old gum tree, merry merry king of the bush is he..." Must be a kids song lol!

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  10. Beautiful capture of the kookaburra. Glad you are able to get and and enjoy a little nature. You are so right... every day seems to bring new changes and challenges, so enjoy it while you can!

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  11. These are great bird photos, and especially the kookaburra, the iconic bird of Australia.

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  12. What a beautiful place to be at a time like this.

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  13. 37C, Grace, awww. I live from HOT tea...
    A pool party, how cute, beautiful pics, thank you, that brightens my day for sure!

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  14. Love the colourful collage, and obviously the little cute birds too.

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  15. What a sweet adorable kookaburra! Your flowers are so lovely and reminders of what soon will be around here!

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  16. I think I've only seen a kookaburra at Kings Park in recent times. You spotted a lot of birds and I love the collage of beautiful flowers.

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