03 August 2014

Crested Pigeon, Spotted Dove, and a sprinkling of local botanicals

...it was just before 9.30 am as I wandered about the resort perimeter at Alice Springs N.T., in search of birds. Well, there was nothing to find it seemed, that morning. Perhaps it was just a litle too cold, even though the sun was shining. It would take a while before the 1 degree celcius start, gained any momentum.


Almost ready to give up, when I caught sight of this Crested Pigeon landing well ahead, so a great opportunity to aim my camera ..





growing nearby, Eremophila



about to be, gum-blossoms

like these, a little tired...

that end up looking like these .. quaint gum-nuts

still here preening


and ..Wattle


...looking like, a Spotted Dove up there on the power line

soaking up the warmth of the morning sunshine

Sharing with I'd Rather b Birdin'

27 comments:

Linley S said...

Your patience paid off Carole. Nice captures. I planted an eremophilia yesterday, they are a very pretty shrub when in flower.

Irma said...

Hi Carole,
Beautiful pictures of the dove and the plants.
The plant on photo 7 is very special, never seen that.
Dear greetings Irma
Yesterday I also posted a new blog again, maybe you might have missed it.

Bob Bushell said...

Pretty birds and nature, you can't beaat that, cheers.

Anni said...

I love the crested dove!! An unusual one, and nothing like what we have here in Texas.

Your gum nuts look pretty too. As are your blossoms.

Thank you for linking up at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend. Always appreciated!!

Rhodesia said...

A crested pigeon is a new bird to me. It is quite pretty with the crest and the colour in the wings. Some lovely photos here. Have a good day Diane

A Quiet Corner said...

Interesting and unique!!!!...:)JP

eileeninmd said...

Hello Carole, beautiful images of the blooms and plants. And the Crested Pigeon is cool! Have a happy day and week ahead!

TexWisGirl said...

we both had grey birds on a wire today. :)

love the crested pigeon! love the iridescent feathers on his side wings!

My Unfinished Life said...

real nice captures of the birds!!!

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Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Lovely birds and interesting plants.

Ela said...

Wow ! Wonderful photos of the dove !
Have a nice Sunday :)

Gumer Paz said...

Hi Carole! Which photos so curious, these latter one.
The bird is beautiful but seems to have annoyed look LOL
Flowers ... a look caps elves, others bottle crown (cap) ...
I liked a lot!
A kiss from Spain :)

Brian King said...

That is one fancy looking pigeon! Very pretty bird!

Marie said...

The pigeon and dove are wonderful and I love the variety of plants! The gum blossoms are particularly interesting!

Lisa Gordon said...

I LOVE that crested pigeon, Carole!
I hope you've had a wonderful weekend!

thewovenspoke said...

Great post and great birds and plant life.

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful captures!

Montanagirl said...

Hi there Carole. That first photo of the pigeon is splendid. Such pretty colors! I'm getting a lot more done around my house and yard now that I cut my blogging back to one day a week. I posted some Nat'l Bison range photos today, so stop by and have a look!

maryaustria said...

That´s a beautiful bird! Wonderful photos!

Dianne said...

What a joy to see the pretty golden wattle out in bloom ... Spring can't be far away.

Roan said...

I LOVE that first shot! It's such fun watching them preen!

ladyfi said...

Wonderful shots!

Helma said...


I am amazed at the birds that shows again and again.
Also this bird is werjkelijk wonderful and what a beautiful color.
Nature that you've posted here is again really great to see.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I was here over the weekend through I'd Rather B Birdin'...and my return visit today is still so very interesting since we don't have these here in South Texas.

Carver said...

Fantastic sequence of shots.

Phil Slade said...

Hi Carole. One degree? And here's me thinking Australia is always sunny and warm.

Anyway your perserverance paid off with some fine shots of those doves and the sunny plants.

Those gum nuts look really weird but I'm guessing something or someone will find them good to eat?

Kay said...

What a great shot of the Crested Pigeon, the first photo, showing off his beautiful feathers! I love the flowers, so different, especially the quaint gum-nuts!