24 April 2013

Dusky Moorhen and Maned (Wood) Duck

Location: Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney


Dusky Moorhen

strutting beside the lotus pond





I'll be sure to return when the lotus flowers are happening!





Maned (Wood) Duck - female

Maned (Wood) Duck - male

Sharing with Wild Bird Wednesday

22 comments:

Arija said...

Love the colourful legs and beak of your dusky moorhen. Nest building in autumn? We have a Lotus pond at the Adelaide Bot.Gardens as well. Aren't they splendid plants? I adore our Australian Wood ducks.

TexWisGirl said...

your wood ducks with the tiny bills are just so cute! maned, too!

the moorhen looks so proud standing on what i presume to be a nesting site. very cute!

mick said...

Great bird photos and I would certainly like to see the lotus flowers.

Montanagirl said...

Nice photos! The Moorhen and Wood Duck are both two birds I have never seen.

Carletta said...

The moorhen certainly stands out in his black dress with bright orange accents. Handsome bird.
I enjoyed your bird shots but just as much I enjoyed your images of the lotus.
Wonderful shots Carole!

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Good morning Carole. Your moorhen looks like the one I photographed in London.
Costas

Gunilla Bäck said...

Nice shots of the birds. The lotus pods are gorgeous. Such interesting shapes.

Digi-Irma said...

Beautiful pictures Carole.
The ducks are beautiful, the lotus flowers are great.
Regards, Irma

Brian King said...

It's similar to our moorhen, but colored differently. Love the shot of it on the wood pile! The ducks are beautiful!

Carole M. said...

Brian, that pile of sticks would be a nesting-site

eileeninmd said...

Hi Carole, I love your Moorhen shots. Especially the Moorhen on the nest. The lotus pond looks beautiful. Great shots of your Wood duck. All are lovely photos, thanks for sharing. Have a happy day!

diane b said...

Great crisp clear shots. What kind of camera and lens are you using. I know I have asked this before but I've forgotten......that happens a lot lately. The Moorhen looks very proud of its big nest.

Phil said...

Look forward to seeing your lotus flowers Carole but in the meantime that tower of nest material is very impressive. Great shots of the waterbirds.

Carole M. said...

thanks to all for your lovely comments, and to Diane b - this link tells you all about my camera/lens
http://dragonfly47.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/about-my-two-cameras.html

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images, they are precious Carole.

Stewart M said...

The moorhens are always such busy birds - even if they are common, they are always worth watching.

And who does not like ducks!

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW

Stewart M - Melbourne

Isidro Ortiz said...

Muy bonitas las capturas.Saludos

Gary said...

Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...it really DOES have a mane. So aptly named. And the moorhen, they're more brightly colored than the ones here in USA

Karen said...

Love the red on the Morrhen. That's quite a nest!

Judy said...

The moorhen has such an odd face...
I would love to see the lotus in bloom!!!

Rosemary Aubut said...

Gorgeous series of photos! Be sure to return when the lotus bloom!