Sunday, 3 October 2010

Some Australian Wildfowl and Wetland Birds.

I've been visiting a few places that have Wildfowl and Wetland Birds so thought I'd share a few pics with you.

This little beauty was in a Botanical Garden and was munching on the well kept lawn grass next to the lake. 

Australian Wood Duck.
  This Hardhead or White-eyed Duck was paying a brief visit to a small pond in a Nature Reserve near Adelaide.
Hardhead Drake or White-eyed Duck.
These Pacific Black Ducks are everywhere like the Mallard is in the UK. I think the Mallard takes the honors though. There are Mallards here too.
Pacific Black Duck.
Caught these lovely Black Swans displaying on a lake in the evening light today. Not sure what they are doing but thought it looked quite elegant. They aren't as easy to get close to as Mutes so more of an achievement to get a nice pic.
Black Swans.
Next is a bird that visits the UK on occasion but this is one of a flock that I saw today for the very first time.

Black-winged Stilt.

1 comment:

  1. The Blackwinged Stilt is a delight to see and they all lovely.