Birds from Africa and Australia.

Perhaps a Brown Hooded Kingfisher

from South Africa.

This could be a long tailed widow bird from South Africa.

MGW feeding some friendly kookaburras at

Hall’s Gap, Victoria

Crimson Breasted Shrike

in Botswana

Percy Pelican in Geelong.


Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: Feathered-Friends



Two of anything this week.

An African eagle and an

African Starling (I suspect) sharing a tree.


Two giraffes also sharing a tree.


Cape Buffalo

Zebras having a meeting.

A week or so ago, preening seagulls

at Geelong’s Corio Bay.

On Friday I drove up Mount Buninyong,

about a sixty minute drive inland,

and discovered there a two roads.

An up road and a down road.

From Mount Buninyong, two trees were an easy find.


Have just re-read the challenge and realised

that we were supposed to post two different things.

First photo is okay, I think.

So here is Taji and her new toy.

I am told it is a Cong or is that Kong?

And a Juvenile Collared Hawk which decided to

breakfast on an annoying mudlark in

our back yard, a week or so ago.

If I had known that it would be photographed

I would have had the lawn mower out to knock over

the weeds that seem to thrive when

other grasses want water.


Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Any-Two



Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Smooth-Things


My contribution for this week’s

Smooth Things



Random smooth shots.

Nothing as nice as sliding a cherry between one’s lips

and over the tongue, except…

maybe doing like wise with refrigerated grapes.


I often think this looks like a curtain (of sorts),

however it is a part of a glass…

and this glass elephant is only type of

elephant souvenir that should leave Africa.

Swans on a near smooth sea.


No rough water here either.


Cairns Marina….the sea nearly as smooth as glass.


Still. smooth wetlands.


No need for a mirror.


Finally, I just love the way seagulls glide in for a soft landing.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Hot-Things


My contribution for this week’s

Hot Things



Some shots from a very hot day last summer (2015).

This Mudlark was not singing or calling a mate…

like all other birds that day it was gasping for air.


Except for Percy who decided

a shower would beat the heat.

fire_0004I having been saving these shots since last April.
fire_0001Whoever this person was had some brains…

in my opinion.

So many times people burn their rubbish in

September or October, don’t get any rain on it and

come first hot day in December we have a fire.

This fire had all winter to be extinguished naturally.

Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-Wk-5


Odd Ball

Week 5


I called in to one of my favourite ‘quick and cheap’ coffee shops last weeks.

As i walked from the car I was eyed off by Jonathan.

He was still there when I came out…five or ten minute later.

seagull_0028Was he trying to tell me to exercise more with this little stunt?


Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-5






Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-Wk-4


Odd Ball

Week 4


A week or so ago I saw what appeared to be a slug on a window.

snail_3843Closer inspection revealed this…which looked weird…

snail_3847until I ventured out to get a better look.

Suitable for Cee’s Sunday Odd Ball?

I think so.


Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-4











Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-Wk-3


Odd Ball

Week 3


Last week we had a visitor which decided

our Hill’s Hoist was an ideal place to perch.

wattlebird_0007Our visitor happily kept its balance while

the clothes line swayed in the breeze.

wattlebird_0028Every now and again it would drop down

onto the laundry basket to have

a closer look at is surrounds.

According to Google,

it is a Red Wattlebird.

It’s the first time I have ever had

the opportunity to photograph one.


Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-3