Proud, strong and handsome, a Kookaburra perches on a tree in our local park. Luckily for all, it’s a reserve devoted to native vegetation, birds, reptiles and so on. The perfect home for our iconic, featured friend.
I love to see the Flannel Flowers. Right now they’re in flower, and it’s just the beginning of their season. They’re fussy about where they’ll grow, but fortunately for me they have chosen spots by the river and near the road that we drive along to get to the water. Their simple, daisy-like flowers hold a special charm.
I guess that the local swimming baths is rather unique in more ways than one, for not only is it uncommonly large, it also attracts many sweet-looking birds. Not least among these are the ducks.These range in size from the large, Pacific Black Duck to the small Chestnut Teals, and in between fall the Australian Wood Ducks and Grey Teals.
Here’s a photo of a pair of Chestnut Teals in the baths. They make a lovely couple, don’t you think?