01 July 2013

a grey morning at Rathmines, Lake Macquarie, N.S.W.

Same day, and same location last week, as for the Rainbow Lorikeets blog post before this.

White-faced Heron

was sitting on the left hand turn jetty section, beyond this photo

I stood here to take the photo

and when I came back later, the Heron was gone but this Little Pied Cormorant was visiting



also a Darter

grey skies are going to clear up?  I don't think so ... it's been like this for a week and more

the Silver Gull has landed

..closer to  home, at Myuna Bay now.  I wanted to see the swans but it was lightly showering

just a quick snapshot before the rains came down heavier and a rush to the car...



20 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i love your white-face and your pied! always makes me smile to see you post them.

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Great photographs again from your side of the world Carole..!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love the herons -- and your cormorant is prettier than ours. I know all about those dashes to the car. Our goal is to be on both coasts when it's not the rainy season, but sometimes we get those kind of days anyway!)

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful variety of birds from your outing! The White-faced heron is pretty and I love the cute Pied Cormorant and Darter. Great post, Carole!

Roy Norris said...

Really strong images Carole.

Jan Castle said...

Wonderful pictures...looks so inviting!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I am always amazed at the quality of pictures you get so far away. To answer your question from the other day about a hiking video, to be honest I've gone on only one hike since returning home. Just been so busy doing other activities. Plus research and planning for my fall road trip takes up time in my day. Also it is really hot here and things are really dried up; not very photo worthy. Lets see, that's three excuses, I could come up with a few more I think.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Always fun to see all the birds from your side of the world, Carole!

diane b said...

The rain is a hindrance for photographers. Love the shot of the Silver Gull landing And the caption.

Montanagirl said...

What a beautiful set of photos! Love the Heron and the Cormorant. They're all lovely. Am back from 10 days in Alaska, so I'm playing catch-up.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Great shots and at quite a distance away. you must have a long lens. Margaret

Digi-Irma said...

Hi Carole,
Beautiful pictures from your country.
The pied cormorant I find totally amazing.
This species is not in Netherlands.
Regards, Irma

Mathilda said...

Das sind ganz herrliche Fotos und jedes einzelne etwas besonderes.

LG Mathilda

Joe said...

The swans look like the Loch Ness monster :).

Shaun Gibbs said...

I love the look of that darter bird. those gulls eyes freak me out though. Lovely photos Carole

Christian Perrin said...

Lovely photos and yes - that Silver Gull caption is funny! I visited Lake Macquarie for the first time earlier this year and thought it was breathtakingly beautiful! Even on a grey and rainy day, you've managed to capture that beauty.

Deanna said...

some gorgeous captures here, even in the gloom of the clouds beautiful images. and black swans....oh how lucky you are to have such beautiful birds within your lens.

Helma said...

Also this blog is a wonderful blog. The outlines of the trees are very pretty but you birds and especially the bird in your first picture I find beautiful beautiful!

Sharyl said...

Not bright and colorful, all shades of white, black, and grey, but each of these birds is so distinct and interesting. Great captures!

Brendan Murphy said...

Some lovely images of Lake Macquarie - a credit to you and well worth the visit thank you!