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

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.