Africa, Australia and the United KIngdom

provide this week’s birds.

Magpie (Long-tailed) Shrike

Sighted in

Kruger National Park 

South Africa



A Raven of the

Tower of London


Australian White Backed Magpie

helping itself to some morsels of leftovers

after coffee and a snack in

the Geelong Botanic Gardens.



Still hungry.


Only a small amount of black on

the male Superb Fairy Wren


Black Swan



Our resident

New Holland Honeyeaters


…have mostly black feathers.








Patterns in Nature

My first pattern is a manmade pattern in nature.

Does that mean it is a pattern in nature?

Probably not.

It is either the result of burning stubble

after harvesting or the preparatory phase

of preparing a paddock for seeding.


Always liked the horse in striped pajamas.


Terrapin Shell.



Corrugated beach sand.



Grevillea flowers arcs and swirls





Cee’s Black & White Challenge:….Patterns-in-Nature