Welcome swallows (Hirundo neoxena) are perching and feeding on Queen Elizabeth II Gate of Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens by Sydney Opera House.
A Pacific black duck (Anas superciliosa) in Toongabbie Creek
I have not posted birds for a while for many different reasons. In fact, this is the first time in months I am out photographing urban wildlife. While this laughing kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) is watching for prey, a noisy miner (Manorina melanocephala)—they are annoyingly territorial by nature—squeaks and swoops to chase it away. But the kookaburra confidently stands still, at least, until the miner backs off. Then it moves to another spot to catch some caterpillas for the meal. Good on ya!
I haven’t blogged for a while. It’s a huge new financial year for me. My PowerMac system drive just suddenly died recently. Getting everything back up is quite a job. Anyway, it’s a chance to run Tiger on this machine. Then I got sick with cold myself. Autumn leaf presents the mood even though it is now winter in Sydney.
This is the bonus. I strongly believe that these chicks are superb-fairy wrens (Malurus cyaneus).They are spotted in the same area as the adults although not brave enough to come out in the open yet. The feature of left one is very similar to a female grown-up.
Therefore, the right one must be a male. It will sure get true blue when it reaches the manhood stage.