16 December 2013

Wetland Birds at Centennial Park, N.S.W.

 
   
Black Swan
 
 Purple Swamphen
 
 
a mix of Hardheads, Black Swans and Eurasian Coots   
 

Dusky Moorhen 
 

 White Ibis

 
   
not the real-deal on the posts, but I think they look great
 

 
 
 
 

30 comments:

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Nice selection of water birds. Can never get used to the idea of BLACK swans even though there one used to be in Cambridge for many years.

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

OMG these are incredible pictures.

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures Carole, especially the White Ibis is totally awesome.

Joop Zand said...

Nice shots again Carole....i like the black swan very much.

Greetings, Joop

eileeninmd said...

Carole, beautiful bird photos. The Black Swans are not found here and are one of my favorites. And I love the cute sculptures. Have a happy week!

Beth Edwards said...

love those red beaks. ( :

David Gascoigne said...

Interesting range of species.

Christian Perrin said...

Lovely photos, Carole. I especially like the Black Swan portrait - beautiful!

Phil Slade said...

I love those close-up portraits Carole. I never realised the Black Swan had a white saddle on the bill or that Purple Swamphen had quite such an enormous bill.

Sharon Wagner said...

Your header is Christmas cute!

TexWisGirl said...

a great bunch of water birds - even the sculpture ones. :)

Montanagirl said...

Wonderful series of photos! Love the White Ibis, and that last photo is pretty cool, with the bird perched and one flying over.

Jeanne said...

Love that amazing White Ibis Carole! also wanted to be sure to wish you a wonderful , wonderful Christmas!

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

Hardheads? What kind of name is that for a bird? I like that White Ibis. Wonderful looking bird.

Our photos said...

Beautiful black Swan!!!

Lisa Gordon said...

Carole, these are beautiful, especially the first one.
A really stunning portrait.

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant images Carole.

Wally Jones said...

Thank you for sharing a very nice series of water bird images!

Love the sculptures! Finally, birds which don't fly away when I point a camera!

Brian King said...

The Black Swans are among my favorites! I'm so used to seeing white swans. Fantastic shot of the Swamphen! The Ibis, too!

Jan Castle said...

Lovely pics of the birds Carole....love the posts!!!!
Jan

diane b said...

Love the close ups. The sculptures on the posts are fun too.

Kleine Waldameise said...

envy you for your many beautiful birds. If we want to see those birds, we need to visit a zoo.

Thank you for the beautiful photos and greetings

Waldameise

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Carole. Sorry to not getting back to you sooner but I have been out all day. You are right. I do not have my bloggers on my right hand column just as you don't but I do have my google plus. Perhaps it is just blogger having a blip and hope it sorts itself out soon. Your shots today are great and lovely to see the birde in C. Park again.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Marvelous photos of the different birds. I like the Ibis and black swan, but the birds in wood too. So funny...
Best regards, Synnöve

Stewart M said...

How did you know it was Dusky Moorhen week!

Nice pictures.

As far as I know that pip is safe - at least for a while!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Helma said...

Wow Carole,
White Ibis viond that I truly magnificent!!
What a beautiful bird and so graceful.
Beautifully captured.

Red Nomad OZ said...

Great shots! But is it wrong of me to like the birds on the posts best??!!

Carole M. said...

Hi Red! Glad you liked the bird constructions on the posts. Something a little unexpected and quirky.

Lady Lilith said...

Oh wow. What lovely photographs. The birds are beautiful. Thank you for sharing them.

Jan Glasziou Rainbird said...

What a lovely place and great shots. We live in a wonderful country and it is awesome that you share our birds so well..........