31 December 2013

Myuna Bay - Part Two

After crossing over the little bridge, (which I forgot to take a photo of because I was thinking, and looking for birds), the cicadas here were full-on loud. 
 
Glimpses of something shining - cicadas, were everywhere. 
 
Crested Tern
 
 Would've liked to have gotten a photo of them in flight over the channel, but they're so swift, and hard to pick up in the viewfinder; I tried.
 
Pelican - don't you sometimes wonder quite what they're thinking with these passing glances?
 
 
 
Casuarina seeds pods, and as they mature those little pineapple-like bumps will open up to expel a seed
 
Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo feeding on a Banksia cone.  Similarly, there will be seeds inside of these. 
 
Silver Gull.  Took these shots while having the cuppa break, and time slipped by very quickly.
 
 
 
 
 

...it's short - just to give you a feel for the sounds by the water; I hadn't really done the video with any intent to put it here, but I will.  You will hear the cicadas loud and clear, especially as I stopped on that track a little further along from here.
 
Sharing with Nature Notes and also, Wild Bird Wednesday

39 comments:

Beth Edwards said...

awesome video!! i love all the different sounds. the hubby thought we had a leak. ha. ha!! i said no ... explaining what we were listening. super cool! ( :

Joop Zand said...

Nice place and very good pictures Carole....i like these Gull pictures very much.

Greetings, Joop

HOOTIN ANNI said...

What an excellent series!! Your pelicans are quite handsome. So different that in USA. I think I like yours better. Carole, this is a magnificent post. And ya, the cicadas can be loud, can't they? Now you have me wishing it was summer here as I shiver in the cold, damp winter morning!!!

Happy New Year.

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures and videos Carole.
What a sound of crickets, also the water just sound good.
It seems to me there is a lovely place to stay.
Happy New Year

David Gascoigne said...

Some great shots here. If you look at our respective blogs you can sure tell we live at opposite ends of the world!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

splendid shots. The gulls are familiar to me but we don't see a lot of the other birds up here in MA

Andrew Fulton said...

You really do have some wonderful wildlife Carole...
Happy New Year to you and yours and I hope all your plans and wishes come true during 2014.

TexWisGirl said...

i like the sleek silver gull. the cicadas made me smile, too. loud little buggers.

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

Ah cool! I was just imagining the sound of the cicadas then you treated us with the real thing in video. Thanks!!

Brian King said...

Fabulous photos of the tern and pelican and your gull portraits are beautiful!

Deanna said...

Oh my, they are quite loud aren't they??!! Happy New Year, looking forward to more of your beautiful nature shots in 2014!!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Carol,
these are wonderful photos. So beautiful !
Thank you very much for all your kind comments during the whole year on my blog.
I wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !
Best regards, Synnöve

Carver said...

Wonderful shots from your walk and the birds are all so beautiful.

Lisa Gordon said...

All of these are wonderful, Carole, but the Silver Gull is simply magnificent.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Leora said...

Oh, great shots of the tern, pelican and the gull. Looks like a fabulous place to visit.

Montanagirl said...

Wow, those Cicadas are really loud!! I really like the sound they make.

eileeninmd said...

You have so many wonderful birds there, lovely photos and great sightings. Happy New Years to you and your family!

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Karen said...

Terrific shots Carole.
The Silver Gull portraits are great! Lovely video clip, looks like a great area to spend some time. Happy New year!

Neil said...

The cicadas have been very loud here as well. happy New Year.

Jan Castle said...

Boy those cicadas are LOUD...need a band to play along - LOL!
Jan

bettyl-NZ said...

What lovely bird shots. We don't get a huge variety of shore birds, as a rule, so I'm glad to see your terns. Happy new year to you and yours!

Rajesh said...

Great shots of nature and lovely birds.

Stewart M said...

Thats a lot of cicadas! The noise must have been incredible!

Thanks for all the comments during the year.

Cheers and have a good New Year - Stewart M - Melbourne

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Carole Thank you for following and commenting on my blog during 2013 and I very much enjoyed all your posts. Loved hearing the sounds on your video, just wanted to be there. Love the Silver Gull close up also. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU.

Phil Slade said...

A brilliant video Carole with all thaat tropical noise going on. There sounds to be thousands of those cicadas singing away. I'm wondering how I would bird there with the cicadas drowning out the bird calls and songs? Super shots of the Crested Tern, pelican and the Silver Gull - Those gulls I only ever see when watching England get smashed on your cricket grounds!

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Gordon said...

Interesting post Carole, love the Gull shots, but those cicadas, a bit creepy.
All the very best for now and 2014.
Gordon.

Bob Bushell said...

Have a happy new year Carole in 2014.

EG CameraGirl said...

Gulls with white eyes?! I'll have to look more closely at the ones we have here but I think that white eyes would be unusual here.

Happy New Year!

Dave said...

Happy 2014 Carole, and yes arnt they just noisy critters!

Love to ocean lapping into the shore..... Wish I lived a little closer to the coast

Amazing wonders in my life said...

Fantastic pics

HansHB said...

A wonderful serie of photos!
Happy New Year to you!

NatureFootstep said...

great set of birds. Love the image of the Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo

Linley S said...

Another fantastic walk Carole. We have red and white tailed black cockatoos here but not yellow. Pelicans always seem deep in thought

Jeanne said...

That first bird is so interesting with the white eyes. Also love the peace of your video

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful shots! Happy New Year!

Rambling Woods said...

Oh what a great post especially on a cold snowy day.. Great photos and I loved the video clip as I can't wait to here the cicadas this summer. Thank you for linking into Nature Notes and I hope to see you again.. Michelle

Laura said...

Another very fun post, Carole! I loved your video...felt as if I was right there with you! Cool still pics and sound of the cicadas!!!
hugs,
Laura