23 October 2013

I spy with my little eye, something beginning with 'C'

You got it; they're clouds, but they're floating over 'B' for Bingara, in Northern N.S.W., (didn't think you'd get that, so made it an easy one).

Bingara is an inland country town known to be 'half-way' between Sydney, and Brisbane, Qld., with a population in 2011 of 1,336.

                               
450 klms from home base


  It's almost 7 a.m. (daylight saving time), when I take my first walk around, scouting for birds


Crested Pigeon

White-browed Scrubwrens, there were several, and they were quite difficult to pick up; forever hopping from one spot to another.  A few Superb Fairy-Wrens were amongst them.

looking down, over the Myall Creek, this sweet little rose growing on the fence-line takes my eye



Dusky Moorhens



later that morning, beside the Gwydir River; a Little Black Cormorant

oh,  ...and friend

home, sweet home (for some feathered resident/s)

21 comments:

Carletta said...

That's a lovely sky to take a walk under. Wonderful clouds!
A lovely series of birds but I have to say that crested pigeon is my favorite! I love it's color. Reminds me of lady in a fancy hat though. :)

Joop Zand said...

You pictures are as usual very good.....i like that first one the most....you know that i like cloud pictures.

Greetings and a nice day, Joop

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Carole The early bird catches the 'BIRD' you did that. Lovely collection you photographed and some of those small birds are very difficult to photograph. Do you live near Newcastle? I have friends that live there and have visited them twice.

Red Nomad OZ said...

Every time we drive through Bingara we vow to return and stay!! Such wonderful scenery deserves more than admiration from the car window! We HAVE found time to visit the bakery, however, and that's almost enough reason by itself to stop over!

Carole M. said...

LOVE reading your comments; thanks to each of you. Margaret I'm located about sixty kilometres south from Newcastle. Red, I totally LOVED Bingara too; it certainly is the ideal country town with superb surroundings to explore.

Jeanne said...

Love that crested pigeon, and that nest is quite unique. Looks like a great place to explore Carole! Have a great day

diane b said...

I must keep a look out for Bingara next time we are down that way. I love the cormorants. Just skimmed through all your beautiful posts which I have missed lately. I hope you are not affected by the bushfires.

Montanagirl said...

Love your blue sky and clouds. Nice photos today (everyday), but I really like that Crested Pigeon.

TexWisGirl said...

the crested pigeon is a fine looking bird! the cormorants made me smile. :)

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

280 miles, quite the little road trip. I admire you doing them. I too like that Crested Pigeon with his spiky little punk-style top knot.

NatureFootstep said...

the dove is so cool with the crest. So sweet.

grammie g said...

Hi Carole... I just love seeing the birds from all over!!
Love that Crested Pigeon, and that nest is amazing!!
Love roses of all kinds this is no exception!! Gorgeous!!

Grace

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Looks like it was a lovely walk. The crested pigeon and the dusky moorhens are interesting bird. The roses are so pretty.

Carole M. said...

to diane b - the closest fires are now noted as still burning but 'under control'. Those wonderful fire-fighters just need better weather conditions - lack of winds etc.

DeniseinVA said...

A wonderful and interesting post Carole, love all the photos. The clouds are amazing and those birds too.

Bob Bushell said...

All of those birds are so special, I would go out there to photograph them. Even the Crested Pigeon is beautiful. Thanks Carole.

Majoros László said...

Birds, birds, birds! I like them :)

Jan Castle said...

TFS Carole...lovely walk!
Jan

Wally Jones said...

All of the scenery AND wonderful birds!
What a wonderful area to become lost in for awhile.

Carole, thank you for sharing these images!

Liz said...

Lovely images, Carole! It looks like you had a lovely time away.

LindyLou Mac said...

Lovely photos thanks for sharing, love the birds in your header. :)