Dabbling Ducks

Chestnut Teals (Anas castanea) are dabbling ducks.

They are native to Australia, and will be found in freshwater and saltwater wetlands. Chestnut Teals are omnivores and  feed on seeds, vegetation, molluscs and crustaceans.

Pair of Chestnut Teal.

Pair of Chestnut Teal.

The male has a reddish brown body with a shiny green head and neck, while the female body is a mottled brown. The body can be up to 50 centimetres long.

Dabbling for food.

Dabbling for food.

Chestnut Teals are not listed as endangered. They will form flocks in summer.

Tip: To tell a dabbling duck check its tail.

Female Chestnut Teal.

Female Chestnut Teal.

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Where have all the flowers gone?

Pete Seeger- Sanga Music Inc -BMI

Where have all the flowers gone, long time passing?
Where have all the flowers gone, long time ago?

Rest in Peace – May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014

Foxgloves

Foxgloves

Geranium

Geranium

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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Flinders Street

The following photograph was made on my iPhone. Last winter after attending a Adobe Creative Cloud information day, I was standing at the intersection of Flinders Street and Swanston Street, which would be Melbourne’s busiest intersection.

The light was brilliant on a sunny winter’s day and I was lamenting not having my camera with me. I rarely use my phone for this type of image but the it was the only camera I had.

Flinders Street - taken on the iPhone and processed in Snapseed.

Flinders Street – taken on the iPhone and processed in Snapseed.

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Superb Fairy-wren #3

This female Superb Fairy-wren has been featured in other posts as she and her mate have kept me entertained as she looks for insects to eat around the kitchen window. This shot shows her panting from the heat on a very hot summer’s day.

Panting on a hot summer's day!

Panting on a hot summer’s day!

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Mystery Solved!

I had my suspicions, but yesterday afternoon I got the (photographic) proof! The fruit from my Crab Apple tree has been disappearing and it appears it is a favourite of the Crimson Rosellas which visit my garden.

Juvenile Rosella enjoys a Crab Apple.

Juvenile Rosella enjoys a Crab Apple.

Now I'll have that one down there!

Now I’ll have that one down there!

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Peruvian Lily

This photograph of an Alstroemeria or Peruvian Lily was taken earlier this summer when the bush was just a mass of flowers.

Peruvian Lily

Peruvian Lily

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Gladioli

The following photograph is of a Gladioli which is growing in my garden. Every summer I get beautiful blooms like this one.

Gladioli

Gladiolus

Gladiolus #2

Gladiolus #2

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