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.

 

Crimson Rosella

Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans)

Bracelet Honey Myrtle

Bracelet Honey Myrtle (Melaleuca armillaris)

Bracelet Honey Myrtle

Bracelet Honey Myrtle (Melaleuca armillaris)

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This Week

These photographs are a pictorial of the past week in my backyard.

 

Crimson Rosella

 Crimson Rosella, Platycercus elegans

Crimson Rosella

Crimson Rosella, Platycercus elegans

Crimson Rosella

Crimson Rosella, Platycercus elegans

Crimson Rosella

Am Immature Crimson Rosella, Platycercus elegans

Australian King Parrot

Australian King Parrot –
Alisterus scapularis

Galah

Galah –
Eolophus roseicapillus

Galah

Galah –
Eolophus roseicapillus

 

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Galah –
Eolophus roseicapillus

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Shelter from the Storm

Over the past weekend, my part of Australia was lashed with gale-force winds and, at times, torrential rain. Despite the wild weather, I did manage a couple of shots of the birds sheltering in the tree-tops.

 

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Common Bronzewing

The Common Bronzewing (Phaps chalcoptera) was sitting quietly when out of nowhere he was attacked by an immature Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans) and chased from his roost, which the Crimson Rosella then claimed!

 

 

 

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Crimson Rosella

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Meredith Park

Meredith Park is situated on the northern end of Lake Colac. It is a popular camping ground as it is free of any charges. However, other than a toilet block, conditions are basic. You do get a great view of Lake Colac.

Australian Pelican

Meredith Park

Lake Colac

Lake Colac

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Great Crested Grebe

The Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) is a medium to a large size aquatic bird; easily, and unmistakenly, recognizable with its long neck, cinnamon mane and a double black crest on its head. Juvenile birds have a striped head while an immature bird may resemble a wintering adult.
Great Crested Grebes are monogamous, and pairs stay together all year. Both birds attend the young. Females are slightly smaller than males (48-61cm). These birds are rarely seen on land.

Great Crested Grebe

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The above photos were taken a few days ago. The Grebes were in a very reedy part of the creek and getting good photographs was a challenge. The next two were taken yesterday.

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