07 December 2011

"Slow down, unwind" .. more from the Wetlands

Location: Hunter Wetlands Centre, N.S.W.





With lens focal length stretched to just 72 mm, this was my view from the top of the Egret Tower/hide. Forgot to take a photo of the tower; I was so taken away by what I was seeing up there.







Not only Egrets, but  Sacred Ibis too; high in the treetops...

 
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...and Sacred Ibis down below; ground-dwellers and tree-top dwellers in the same species?  Guess no different to those of us who live high-rise as opposed to those who live single-level.  Seeming they might interact with one- anothers nests too, I wonder? 



Finishing now, with a few more, an Egret in a differing pond area, though still at the same location.




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25 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

lovely plums on those egrets, but the ibis are so neat to see! :)

Heather T. said...

Gosh Carole, by the time I reached the end of the pics I forgot where I was in my reader, and was wondering which professional photographer's blog I was reading! Gorgeous!

Andrew said...

A great post Carole.. so much information and your wonderful images of all your beautiful birds..Many thanks for sharing.
Lovely to see..

mick said...

Great photos and it looks like a fantastic place to visit. I am disappointed that I never went to visit the place when I was down that way visiting my son in Uni a few years back.

Gary said...

Great post and grand tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Jeanne said...

the shots of these birds are wonderful. The ibis is the bird that I did a shot of in the aquarium . Such an amazing bird. So beautiful and so regal. very nice though to see them out in a more natural habitat. Not cooped up in a cage. The egrets are also very lovely. A place on the coast of Texas that has a wetlands to view seabirds. Makes me want to go there.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful birds, the egrets are just beautiful and the Ibis are just cool looking. Great photos.

Ellie said...

You managed to capture wonderful pictures of those beautiful birds. Looks like a great place to visit.

NatureFootstep said...

what a great place. It must have been great walking around just watching them. :) Nice shots.

Martha Z said...

Whatever the subspecies, egrets are beautiful. My snowy egret has yellow between beak and eye where yours is more of a green-gray.

Pat said...

Wonderful photos!

Rambling Woods said...

What a wonderful habitat for wetland wildlife..those are some very lucky birds you captured beautifully...

Jan Castle said...

Sorry, I can't slow down and relax right now...but I certainly did enjoy seeing the birds via your photos!!!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Nadege, said...

Nice to see so many birds in one place. The place looks amazing.

Loveforfood said...

interesting place to visit.

Nature Rambles said...

So beautifully captured, Carol! What a place to visit and come back with these stunning images. Loved them all!!

Arija said...

Wow! Super shots of both bird species and I love the advice for visitors. People can be so inconsiderate. A lovely rookery to visit.

the cuby poet said...

These are amazing photos - love them all.

heyBJK said...

Wonderful photos, Carole! Love the egrets and ibis and there's great background color!

Marilyn said...

These are BEAUTIFUL photo's Carole.. Really amazing. : ))

Springman said...

Love the lecture on the first sign! 'Shake off your adult cynacism' indeed! That wouldn't be hard with scenes like these to boggle ones stiff adult mindset. Thank you for this photographic treat, the next best thing to being there. Cheers Carole!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

They don't mind being crowded, do they? What a wonderful place to visit. Your photos are breathtaking, Carole. :)

Sharyl said...

I thought the signs were kind of funny at first, but by the time I reached the end, I DO feel more relaxed! There are so many wonderful photographs here, but I'm especially fond of this last one.

We had egrets that walked along the sides of the roads where I once lived along the Gulf Coast (Gulf of Mexico, in Beaumont, Texas). It's right near sea level there, so every little ditch is a wetland environment. They are such lovely, graceful creatures!

Liz said...

Carole, I love the Egrets!! The close up is brilliant.

I was sad to have missed the link up this week due to no internet for a few days :(

Geke said...

What a great place to visit Carole and so many birds to see. When I was in the wetlands on the coast of SC, USA last summer,I saw egrets but not that many so I wasn't able to make nice pictures of them but yours are fabulous! Never seen a sacred ibis. Enjoyed the pictures.