31 March 2013

Tranquil Scenery

through the windscreen, crossing a ford; one of many spilling water that we drove over the three days.  The group travelled next, on to a private property..
 
with a glimpse through the shrubbery in one of the gardens, a bower ...
 

It was interesting to learn from this site, belonging to N.S.W. Environment and Heritage, that "a bower is not a nest. It is instead, an attractive 'avenue', used by male bowerbirds to entice a female."

Dissapointed I wasn't able to pick up a bower-bird photograph to accompany but you can see and hear one on this Birds in Backyards Satin Bowerbird fact sheet
 

the Gloucester River boundary
 



... a story-book setting from Gloucester
 

11 comments:

Dianne said...

What a colourful trail the Bower-Bird leaves .... all n blue.
Looks like you've had your share of rain Carole.

diane b said...

That's his love shack. beautiful scenery. Whereabouts is it? The last shot is super.

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant countryside that you have photographed.

Linley S said...

Love the pics, a shame Mr Bower Bird did not show his face.

TexWisGirl said...

love the river rock and waters. the bower is interesting! seems like a lot of work goes into it to 'impress'. :)

Helma said...

Hi Carole,

shame you do not bower-bird on the picture could get but who knows in the future.

And what a lot of water on the road in your first picture! The other pictures with water I really beautifully photographed.

Greetings, Helma

Montanagirl said...

I saw a program on TV once about the Bower Birds. It was amazing!

Jan Castle said...

Never heard of a bowe bird....certainly looks interesting...the blue is beautiful!!!!

eileeninmd said...

What a neat nest and trail. The Bower Birds sound like cool birds. Love the scenery, thanks for sharing.

Sharyl said...

I think I would have been nervous driving through that water, but what lovely, lovely scenery you've found! Hope you had a wonderful day, Carole!

Liz said...

It looks like a great trip, Carole!!