Jo’s Monday Walk


Balyang Sanctuary

 I have often posted random images taken at

Balyang Sanctuary in Geelong.

This week I thought of revisiting…


some of the images I have taken at Balyang.

It is home to many species of birds

such as this Mudlark.

There are also plenty of wild ducks…

to photograph.

Once I thought that I had

photographed some ducklings…

Then the wind pushed them in the opposite direction.

I felt a bit silly.


The most difficult to photograph are the

Lorikeets which call Balyang home.

Usually high up in the trees and moving

before one can focus the camera.

However at breeding time they slow down a bit…


and literally hang around their nests…


or sit outside for some peace and quiet…

and groom themselves.


Finally, there are also Australian White Ibises

which frequent the sanctuary in small numbers,

but make great subjects, in my opinion.



Jo’s Monday Walk

One Word Photo Challenge-Duck



In late February each year a small community

near Geelong holds a Duck Race.

A fun day for all and a fund raising event

for the community, I believe.

duck-race_0028Ducks are sold prior to race day.

When the starter’s gun is fired there is

much jostling for position.

However at the end of one or two hundred metres

hard paddling the field is stretched out

with only the best paddlers, or floaters,

crossing the finish line well in front of the main bunch.

 One Word Photo Challenge:Duck


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duck_0006This look is the result of…

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Getting close to a Wordless post  🙂


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Weekly Photo Challenge-Reward


My contribution for this week’s challenge…



Last week I visited a wetland near Geelong…
wetland_0007and was rewarded some photos of these ducks.

wetland_0026While I was hoping the birds would come a bit closer,

 I like the way water reflects the reeds in

various parts of the photo.

For a February morning it was cold.