01 April 2013

Grey Butcherbird and water-lily

 
...had pulled into the Hunter Botanic Gardens for a lunch break en-route to Gloucester.  The Grey Butcherbird  I'm sure, was hoping for an offering.  It's hardly looking malnourished.


This Birds in Backyards fact sheet also includes their melodic voice.

Before leaving, a look at the lily-pond, with a few open flowers
   

12 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

cute little guy. love the water lilies. just so peaceful.

Isidro Ortiz said...

Bonitas capturas.Saludos

schöngeist for two said...

was für wunderschöne Fotos!

Lieben Gruss Elke

Liz said...

Beautiful shots, Carole!!
I know the Butcherbird is not liked by many but I do love them!!

eileeninmd said...

Cool shot of the Butcherbird. And your waterlily is gorgeous. Lovely photos.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful photos of the bird and the Water lilies are gorgeous ! Amazing !

Montanagirl said...

Cool bird! I went to listen to its voice. It is very melodic indeed. The Lilies are beautiful!

Lisa Gordon said...

I have never seen this bird, Carole, and what a beauty he is!

I just love your waterlilies, and I cannot wait to see them bloom here. That is, if the deer don't get to them. They will actually walk into our pond just to get to them!

Happy day to you!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

The waterlilies are beautiful! Great shot of the Butcherbird too.

Digi-Irma said...

Beautiful pictures Carole.
The gray shrike is really great, also the purple water lily is very nice sharp and has beautiful colors.
I have a question, it might be possible to use the google translator on your blog, now I have to copy each sentence and then translate.
Greetings Irma

Brian King said...

One of my favorite birds from across the pond! The lily's are beautiful!

Geke said...

The lilies are beautiful so is the bird. I went to listen to his voice. I like that you add the link so we are able to hear, as this bird only resides in Australia.