31 December 2013

Myuna Bay, N.S.W., part one

Hazy skies and temperature in the low 30 deg. celcius range yesterday, it became a 'must get out somewhere and take some snaps afternoon'.  With essentials .. thermos, mug, and tea-bag, folding stool and camera, I was right to go.
a pair of Masked Lapwing Plovers didn't miss me coming, but I was sure to give them a wide berth.  Since they have quite a unique method of defence with sharp spurs at the base of their wings.  You can see these spurs clearly in a previous blog post in a differing location, earlier this year.

 a little further along; I'm heading down towards that little bridge.  There was a lovely cooling breeze.

Silver Gull - I watched a pair of them while having my cuppa close to the shoreline after having done a good walk, and some new photos to share up my sleeve.  Sat under the shade of the casuarinas, it was a good place to be.


David Gascoigne said...

Silver Gulls are very lovely birds.

TexWisGirl said...

the lapwings are very cool.

Merlesworld said...

Sounds like a perfect afternoon.

Beth Edwards said...

love those yellow beaks. so cool! ( :

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Really like that final shot showing your perch. I almost didn't notice the folding stool. Yes, even on a hot day a cup of hot tea is still enjoyable. Have a wonderful New Year Carole.

Jeanne said...

Are you saying that those plovers would actually attack you??? Good thing to keep a wide berth then. Looks like a lovely afternoon! Happy new Year to you Carole!

Carole M. said...

Jeanne ... the plovers will attack if they've got young ones nearby, and quite persuasively too! They'll fly directly at you and swoop over your head, so those spurs could be a real worry! Best wishes Jeanne.

John: Thanks for your New Year wishes and same back to you too.

Lisa Gordon said...

Beautiful photographs, Carole.
I especially love the first one. So peaceful.
Happy New Year to you.

Our photos said...

We wish you a pleasant year change
Until next year

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I knew you had dangerous snakes, spiders and fish but Lapwings carrying knives!!!!
Happy New Year!

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures Carole.
Certainly the seagulls, the first and last pictures are really super, what a beautiful setting.
I wish you a very Happy New Year.

Joop Zand said...

Very nice photo's carole.....nice done.

Wish you a Happy New Year.

Hugs, Joop

eileeninmd said...

The Lapwings are very cool birds. Wonderful shots of your Silver Gulls. Lovely scenery and and photos.
Carole, wishing you all the best in 2014, a HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and your family!

Bob Bushell said...

Oh great, the Lapwing are the one for me, great find Carole. Happy new year.

Roy Norris said...

Some great images you have taken Carole.
Envious of you being able to sit out in a chair and shoot bird images though.
Try that here at the moment and the seat would get blown away along with ones self, although maybe the heavy coats etc may prevent that.{:))
We have neighbours that spend the winter months in Melbourne and their traditional Christmas day 'Barbie' on the beach was marred by grey cloud.
I was really upset for them.{:))
Have a great new year.