18 April 2012

World Bird Wednesday, by the beach

From home to here was just a 30 klm. drive down the coast last Sunday.  This view where I stood at an elevated position, near the surf-club at Soldiers Beach.  Tide's down;  I think the riders out there had already had the best of it long before I arrived just after 9.30  a.m. 




Thought I'd share with you a little of the scenery as well; because it's a million-dollar birds-eye view, don't you agree?



Lucky Superb Fairy Wrens (this one female, or jenny-wren), living here; sweet little birds they are.  Seen before walking down the wooden steps buried in sand.



Hadn't carried a tripod as planned, but instead, a light folding-stool for photos like this, so I could sit  and take my pics from a better position, and with a little extra stability over the camera. 
 
 Pelican Point is in the distance; there's where I'm walking towards


Crested Tern





A fisherman threw some leftovers about before leaving.




a short video, with a smidgin' of the beach first (sorry 'bout the little wobble up when trying to move across that view). 

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30 comments:

Andrew said...

Carole your birds are all wonderful to see... your images of them are fantastic.

xx Drew.

HansHB said...

Ringo Starr in disguise? Funny, black hair on that gull(?)

Gary said...

Great acenery, and birds, that wren especially!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Karin M. said...

Fantastic .... very beautiful pictures ...... holiday feeling ..
Best regards, Karin

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful shots from the beach, I love the birds. Especially the first cute wren. The Tern is another favorite. Great post , thanks for sharing.

Filip Demuinck said...

This Cresten Tern is very beautiful.

Greetings,
Filip

TexWisGirl said...

the bathing gull was cute. but that wren is adorable! :)

The Nature Jotter said...

wowo lovely!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Beautiful birds and scenery. I love the sound of the ocean. I wish I lived near one. But seeing your photos is like taking a mini vacation.

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

Awesome views! Love the funny looking Crested Tern with his receeding hair..uhh..crown line. :)

Madge Bloom said...

The wren is so cute!

Stewart M said...

One day (but not yet for a while) I may stop taking pictures of Crested Terns - they are such great birds!

Splendid set of pictures.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Ann said...

I have seen terns but not like yours, all ruffled.

Jeanne said...

Great shots Carole. All of these bird photos are superb, and love the movie at the end. Very enjoyable!!

Nadege, said...

Fantastic photos. Great captures of the crested tern.

mick said...

A beautiful series of photos. I think the beach is always great and you saw a good variety of birds.

heyBJK said...

Gorgeous scenery! Your tern and gull shots are fantastic, Carole! Well done!

Phil said...

I love the Crested Tern shots - great stuff.

Hanne Bente said...

Great pictures you show.
Wishing you a good day.
Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

NatureStop said...

Carole, lovely beach shots and the Cresten Tern is beautiful. Thanks for sharing...enjoyed the video.Have a great day!

Shantana

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Gorgeous scenes, beautiful birds and the Crested Tern, how cool is that!!!

fjÀllripan said...

Beautiful post! I especially enjoyed the crested tern! :)

Jenni said...

Great shots, love that little Jenny- wren!
Jenni

Linda said...

Such beautiful shots! I loved the little jenny wren! The view is magnificent!

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful photos and video.
Love the wren and the tern.
Thanks for sharing from this wonderful place.

Michael said...

never saw a crested tern before...thanks

Jan Castle said...

Totally refreshed with my little visit to the beach...thanks so much!
Jan

Pat said...

Beautiful shots. I love the little Fairy Wren!

Springman said...

A walk with such great sights is a real pleasure!

Larry said...

What a beautiful place Carole. I love that little Superb Fairy Wren but how could you not love a bird with a name like that? You got some excellent shots of the Crested Tern and the gulls too. My favorite part of your post though is the video, with the sounds of the beach, the birds and the waves coming in and the gull taking a bath. Thanks for the trip!