27 October 2013

the centre of N.S.W.

the 'birding' was sweet over there in the bushland

 Believed to be, Chestnut-rumped Thornbill 

some kind of wildflowers - didn't get to see them any closer though 

 as dry as the ground was, in some areas it fostered expanses of these little paper daisies.  At a distance, like a mirage, they looked much like a salt-pan


Emu bush Eremophila longifolia


and another








17 comments:

Christian Perrin said...

Beautiful photos Carole - that daisy field looks like it would be pure bliss to spend some quiet moments in! If you're not completely sold on that bird, maybe check out the Thornbills? It looks tiny! I've never seen a Jacky Winter though. I'd have such a headache from little brown outback birds! :)

Linley S said...

Nice to see you still have a bit of colour about the countryside Carole.

TexWisGirl said...

a cool memorial structure. :) i like the proliferation of paper daisies.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Carole Now I have been looking at the first bird which you thought might be a Jacky Winter. I have looked up by books and nowhere can I find one with that brown on it, so could it be a Southern Whiteface? I have never seen one myself. Would love to know what you think.

Laura said...

Beautiful places to see, Carole! Your photos make me feel like I'm right there enjoying it now! Thank you!!!
Hugs, Laura

eileeninmd said...

I love the pretty wildflowers. Lovely shots, Carole!

Gert Jan Hermus said...

It's nice to see that you've got some summer on your blog ;-)

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Jan Castle said...

Wonderful to see all the wild flowers!!!
Jan

Carole M. said...

Thanks Margaret for your suggestion on the bird ID - you may be right, but I'm more inclined to go along with Christian, that it might be one of the Thornbills. Perhaps the inland, or possibly the Chestnut-rumped. I'm thinking moreso the Inland Thornbill. Will report when I have a positive ID on it. It's nice to have more hats in the ring to work with; thanks to you both

Phil Slade said...

And there was me thinking Tottenham was a place in London UK with a Hotspur soccer team. Love the flower shots too with their interesting names and I always wonder about how animals and plants aquired their names - not laways obvious.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful countryside, and the bird, really nice.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful photos of this area with the plants and birds. So beautiful !

DeniseinVA said...

A great post, thank you Carole. The wild flowers are so pretty and I enjoyed the little bird also.

Jeanne said...

This looks as if it would be a lovely place to visit, and your flower shots are beautiful. I am already missing wildflower fields in Texas with fall passing by to winter! Is this very far from your home??
such fun coming to this spot for the birding experience.
I was just reading a comment you made on another blog about one living close to alot of donkeys. Such an interesting experience to hear them braying every day. I had never heard this before!

EG CameraGirl said...

I love seeing the wildflowers, which are so different from the ones here in Canada. ;))

Carole M. said...

Jeanne: Tottenham is located 540 klms nor-west (inland) from where I live on the east coast.

Carole M. said...

maybe a positive ID on the mystery bird; one of my birding friends thinks it to be the Chestnut-rumped Thornbill