Look Up, Look Down-Wk-54

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My

Look Up, Look Down

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Earlier in August, I travelled to Queenscliff, to catch the ferry.

Queenscliff_0003While waiting I noted that the wind sock, though battered,

was indicating that the crossing would be fairly calm.

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I lined up with other cars and vehicles…

Queenscliff_0005foregoing an early morning coffee in favour of one on board.

Queenscliff_0006 Underway and looking back to Queenscliff, from the topside.

Queenscliff_0010Glancing down and all I saw was churning water as the ferry

was propelled smoothly across Port Philip Bay.

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Look Up, Look Down-Wk-53

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My

Look Up, Look Down

for Week 53

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Recently I found this Sulphur Crest Cockatoo close

enough to capture a reasonably good photo.

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 It eyed me off, and decided that I would probably do him no  harm…

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and decided to preen its feathers.

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It reminded me of many summer nights when hundreds of cockatoos

would be noisily bidding each other ‘goodnight’

in surrounding pine trees.

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After several hours of ‘goodnights’, when they were almost quiet

our neighbour would fire a shotgun either into them, or in the air,

and hundreds of cockatoos would be woken

from their almost slumber…not mention yours truly.

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This one was kinda cute and it is hard to think that it was one of

hundreds which managed to spoil a quiet evening.

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Look Up, Look Down-Wk-52

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Last week while feeding the magpies…
magpie_0325I happened to look up from dismembering a slice of bread to see this bloke sitting on the other side of the trampoline.
magpie_0327I’m not sure who was shocked most.
magpie_0329It didn’t take long for one body to hope there would be some overflow…
magpie_0336and for some friends to be  looking down on the scene.
magpie_0341One of the onlookers decided to…
magpie_0342drop in and join its friend.
magpie_0344Maggie was starving so much that she did not notice the grace of her namesake…
magpie_0345 as it manoeuvred its way down to the trampoline.
magpie_0346Wings tucked backed…
magpie_0347claws extended, and…
magpie_0348touchdown.

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Look Up, Look Down-Wk-51

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Part of the ceremony during last Tuesday’s First Shot of World War 1 Commemoration…
pelicans_0271was a fly over by some Tiger moths.
pelicans_0272However, these pelicans…
pelicans_0273jumped the gun…
pelicans_0274and put on quite a display…
pelicans_0277behind the military presence.
pelicans_0279However,
pelicans_0280they were not content…
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with a fly by…
pelicans_0282~~~
pelicans_0283they had to…
pelicans_0284complete…
pelicans_02771a full circle or two, before…
pelicans_0285deciding…
pelicans_0286to…
pelicans_0287head…
pelicans_0288out into…
pelicans_0291Port Phillip Bay.
pelicans_0294I enjoyed…
pelicans_0295watching their formation flying…
pelicans_0298as they glided…
pelicans_0301on the air currents.

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Leo is either telling us to move on…Lion_943or telling his kids to be quiet.

 Lion_0943-2Whatever it was he is a big beautiful cat.

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Look Up, Look Down-Wk-49

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African Starling

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african-starling_0350Much prettier than its Australian cousin.

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Look Up, Look Down-Wk-48

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What is it?

~~~~~gull_0226I thought I was photographing a local seagull this morning, until…
gull_0228I downloaded them to my computer this evening and noticed

the yellow hood it is wearing.

gull_0227The crane and buildings are at least one kilometre away

and my 200 mm zoom lens was stretched to full zoom.
gull_0229The cap, or hood, the bird is wearing alerted me to the fact the I had

photographed something I had not previously sighted.

gull_0230Could it be a rare new species?  Could I get naming rights?

I can just see it…Woolly’s Golden Gull  😉

If it’s pest at your back door please tell what it’s called.

Google has not been helpful…this time.

 

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