Jawbone Reserve

Last Friday, I was able to visit the Jawbone Conservation Park. Weatherwise, I could not have picked a better day. After a week of dull grey skies, Friday was the complete opposite – bright blue sky and warm autumn sun.

I entered from the carpark at the intersection of Maddox and Kororoit Roads and headed east along the Bay Trail.

 

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Paisley – Challis Wetlands Stormwater Drain – iPhone image.

 

 

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A pair of Black-winged Stilts (Himantopus himantopus) were feeding in one of the wetland ponds.

 

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A distant shot of one of the Black-winged Stilts,
(Himantopus himantopus) feeding in a wetland pond.

 

Australasian Darter

A male Australasian Darter,
(Anhinga novaehollandiae)

 

Royal Spoonbill

A Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia) – Preening under the watchful eyes of the Australian White Ibis.

 

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A female Australasian Darter (Anhinga novaehollandiae) and a Pink-eared Duck (Malacorhynchus membranaceus)

Further down the trail, a Little Pied Cormorant (Microcarbo melanoleucos) was busy diving for his dinner.

 

Little Pied Cormorant

Little Pied Cormorant (Microcarbo melanoleucos)

There are too many photos I wish to share so I will save them for future posts.

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Fallen Leaves

Here are some photos that were taken recently at the Colac Botanic Gardens. Autumn is such a great time for photography, especially when there are deciduous trees that lose their leaves, at this time of the year.

 

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Black Swan Lake

The following photos were taken on a recent walk along the southern shore of Lake Colac.

It was a bright sunny autumn morning. A bright blue sky was reflected in the lake’s water. A pair of Black Swans (Cygnus atratus) was standing in the shallows, preening. My problem was, my camera was pointed north, straight into the morning sun.

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Tricky Light

It is autumn in Australia now. The sun is much lower in the northern sky. The late afternoon sun can be rather harsh and cause problems for the photographer shooting into the sun, as I discovered a few days ago.

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The above photos are all of a Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans) in my front garden.

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A Crimson Rosella in the Melaleuca

Every afternoon, I have noticed this Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans) sitting quietly in my Bracelet Honey Myrtle (Melaleuca armillaris) tree. Sometimes it is alone; sometimes with friends. It is dining out on the seeds left behind now the flowers have all died.

The Bracelet Honey Myrtle is native to south-east Australia and flowers in summer.

 

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Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans)

Bracelet Honey Myrtle

Bracelet Honey Myrtle (Melaleuca armillaris)

Bracelet Honey Myrtle

Bracelet Honey Myrtle (Melaleuca armillaris)

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Autumn Colours

The morning started out with a heavy fog, then it became the perfect autumn day. A good day for a walk through the Botanic Gardens.

 

Claret Ash

Claret Ash,
Fraxinus oxycarpa,
“Raywoodii”, Oleaceae

Scarlet Oak

Scarlet Oak,
Quercus coccinea

Pin Oak

Pin Oak,
Quercus palustris

Pin Oak

Pin Oak,
Quercus palustris

Swamp Cypress

Swamp Cypress,
Taxodium distichum

Swamp Cypress

Swamp Cypress,
Taxodium distichum

 

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