Thursday, February 22, 2007

A few photo's of our local birds

Ducks thought my pool looked the ideal place for a dip.

Donna took this photo Of the Austalian Kookaburra (laughing Jackass) perched on the handlebars of one of the kids bikes from inside her home looking through her glass door .. If you go to the link I hope it laughs for you all.

This Masked Lapwing ,Has nested with 3 eggs in Donna's Driveway.the nest.being the dark patch in left hand bottom corner.

sitting on the eggs

Habitat: Is widespread across Australia found in open grasslands, swampland, city parks and sports ovals. Wanders open areas in search of insects, worms, and other small creatures

Pink Galahs at the park on my corner
These beautiful pink and grey parrots are a common sight in most areas of Australia. Sociable birds, Galahs can be seen flying in large flocks to forage and roost together and to nest in the hollows of trees. Found in suburban gardens of many towns and cities, their gregarious and friendly nature makes them a welcome visitor.

Gwen and myself were standing in my driveway when this Cockatoo landed in the in the tree opposite,I hurried inside got my camera as luck happened it waited then posed for me.

as I took the 1st pic its mate arrived

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Blogger Pamela said...

I sit in amazement. (I sit so much better than stand when I'm at my computer)

It looks like a bird paradise. Now I want to come visit even more.

Nesting in the driveway. So where does she park her car?

February 23, 2007 2:45 am  
Blogger JunieRose said...


Oh, what interesting birds you have in your world !I like these pictures!
Who could blame those ducks? How could they resist that nice, cool pool! heehee


February 23, 2007 4:26 am  
Blogger meggie said...

I loved seeing the birds. Love those Kookaburras.
I was amazed at the nest on the driveway though, do they not use it for the car?
Seems so odd, to see it out in the open like that.

February 23, 2007 8:43 am  
Blogger Raggedy said...

Oh I am just thrilled!
What wonderful picutres!
I loved them!
Thank you for sharing them.
You got some fabulous shots.
Have a wonderful day!
(=':'=) hugs
(")_ (")Š from
the Cool Raggedy one

February 23, 2007 3:24 pm  
Blogger RUTH said...

What fantastic birds!...nothing like that here. And Ducks in your swimming pool...brilliant!

February 23, 2007 8:04 pm  
Blogger Jeanette said...

Hi Pamela ,Meggie. Donna has a front circular drive were the bird is nesting and a straight drive that goes to the garage were they park.

February 23, 2007 10:26 pm  
Blogger GEWELS said...

The birds are hysterical- I love the cockatoos.
Thanks for the jokes, started my day off with a laugh.
Thanks for visiting mine.

February 23, 2007 11:43 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there,
I have seen you so many times on my friend's comments but I have never visited.

Just wanted you to know that I really enjoyed your post on the birds. Oh my they are beautiful. I can't imagine being able to look out my window and seeing such a lovely sight.

Take care,
Please visit me if you get a chance.

February 24, 2007 12:01 am  
Blogger Lee-ann said...

Jen, we must both be up and visitng as your post on Connies blog is only a minute infront of mine so hi! there keeping cool re you.

It has been storms here every night for a week but no rain believe it or not.

Your photos are lovely and so clear.

see you again soon.

February 24, 2007 12:26 am  
Blogger Gattina said...

I want to be a duck in your swimmingpool ! It looks so nice that I feel in holidays ! And thank you so much for the song of my friend Kookaburra ! I played it and Mr. Gattino arrived running, he thought that now I am really completely mad and asked me WHO were laughing and when I showed him the bird he couldn't believe it ! and then like two kids we made him laugh at least 5 times and both wished we had one, just to see the faces of our neighbors. He definitively is my favourite bird and I saved the song in my favourites. Such a bird ! you really could thing a mad man is laughing ! Even cat Pookie didn't realize that it was a bird. I also liked the other one with the crossed snable, you really have special birds ! Very interesting post !

February 24, 2007 2:19 am  
Blogger Mrs. Slushie said...

*I found you by way of Gary's Blog*

That bird laugh is killing me (in a good way)... to me, it sounds like a monkey of some sort.

Great pictures!

February 24, 2007 4:05 am  
Blogger PEA said...

Such beautiful birds you have over there in Australia...they all look so exotic compared to ours here in Canada! Just gorgeous! xox

February 24, 2007 4:52 am  
Blogger Val said...

Hey, I wonder if those are the same two ducks that visit our pool twice a year?? Although now that we've bought a pool cover, I wonder what they will do?

Speaking of which, the pool cover has indeed reduced evaporation amazingly (although we have discovered a leak which needs fixing) AND it warms up our unheated pool AND keeps leaves etc out. Rumour has it that stage 4 will require everyone to get pool covers. We can recommend Daisy, but they're not cheap.

February 24, 2007 11:13 am  
Blogger Merle said...

Hi Jan ~~Love your photos and the
kookaburra is my favourite. I love the blue on their wings. A white cockatoo bit my finger to the bone when I was about 8 at the Healesville Sanctuary, so I'm not fond of them and they screech. A neighbour has one. That driveway nest looks most uncomfortable and dangerous with cats not to mention cars!! Thanks for your comments and wishes for my ct scan.
A little bit cooler this morning and a few drops of rain which made it humid. But a breather anyway.
Take care my friend, Love, Merle.

February 24, 2007 5:24 pm  
Blogger Gattina said...

I adore the kookaburra, he looks so cute and then this laughter !! I sent it to my son and he almost got an heart attack when he heard him, lol ! and this morning, when I heard my husband getting up I had the bird laugh again ! That put all of us in a good morning laughter !
It's wonderful that the world became so small !

February 24, 2007 10:37 pm  
Blogger Heart of Rachel said...

Hi Jeanette. Those are magnificent photos. How cute that those ducks thought of taking a nice swim in the pool. Love the photo of the Cockatoo mates perched on the tree. Thanks for visiting me earlier.

February 25, 2007 2:19 am  
Blogger PowersTwinB said...

well, I have never seen even a photo of such magnificent birds! Wonderful photos! This makes me want to visit Australia someday!

February 25, 2007 3:34 am  
Blogger smilnsigh said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment. You love pics of roses too, as I do.

I love your pics of the birds and of your flowers. We have to wait a while up here in the Northern Hemisphere though, to have roses growing again.


February 25, 2007 3:54 am  
Blogger Pat said...

Jeanette, I just saw your comment on my blog and so searched for the email and found it in the spam box!!!!! So sorry. Will reply. Thanks for the information. I may put something together like that.

I'll be back!


Love your music!

February 25, 2007 6:09 am  
Blogger Pat said...

Forgot to say that the bird photos are great and yes I heard the bird laughing!!!!

February 25, 2007 6:12 am  
Blogger bigbikerbob said...

Hi, You have a lovely garden with beautiful birds,but I'm not sure about the nest out in the open,here in the U K it would soon get found by cats, hawks,even kids.Enjoyed the jokes too.

February 25, 2007 10:17 am  
Blogger Betty said...

The pictures of the birds are amazing and beautiful.

Thank you for visiting my blog and the comment about my friend Roselyn.....

February 25, 2007 2:56 pm  
Blogger rusty in miami said...

Nesting in a driveway, not very smart in the part of that bird

February 26, 2007 11:22 am  
Blogger Gazza said...

hi mum,

looks like your blog is becoming quite popular... I loved the shots of the birds


February 26, 2007 9:16 pm  
Blogger smilnsigh said...

I'm new here and didn't know that your husband is deceased. So sorry for your loss...


February 27, 2007 1:30 am  
Blogger HORIZON said...

So many birds!
l had to do a double take at that Kookaburra on the bike- looks like it's wearing pink leggings and trainers!-lol

February 27, 2007 4:11 am  
Blogger Sorlil said...

beautiful pictures, thanks so much for your kind comment on my blog!

February 27, 2007 10:52 am  
Blogger judypatooote said...

I want to bust out into song... from the girl scout days...Kookaburra lives in an old gum your pictures....what a lucky lady to have those birds so close and be able to take pictures of them....

February 28, 2007 1:59 am  
Blogger Gwen said...

Hi Mate ..
As you know I had a wee break, so
here's my comment.
What can I say I told you that there was signs there."FEATHERS"
that is Ha! Ha! xx

February 28, 2007 11:10 pm  
Blogger Merle said...

Hi Jan ~~ Thanks for your comments.
Kidey stones are not usually a problem, but I have one stuck halfway btween my kidney and bladder. I see
a urologist on Friday, see where to go from there. I think it will be OK.
It has been nice to be a bit cooler and Autumn starts tomorrow. Thanks for all the e-mails you send me.
Take care, Love, Merle.

February 28, 2007 11:53 pm  
Blogger LZ Blogger said...

I loved all the unique birds down under. The wild Cockatoos and the Kookaburras were my favorites though! Makes me want to go back again! ~ jb///

March 01, 2007 10:09 am  
Blogger Meow said...

Isn't our Aussie birdlife amazing. I particularly love the white cockatoos ... although I know they can be a real pest. I just think they ar a beautiful bird.
Thanks for sharing.
Take care, Meow

March 02, 2007 8:37 am  
Blogger Margaret said...

What great photos of Aussie birds, including the unfeathered ones that are always on your site.
Cheers and Hugs Margaret

March 02, 2007 5:09 pm  

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