We are all part of nature

I startled the Nankeen night heron on my morning walk. I recognised it by its cinnamon wings. It flew away into the mangroves on the other side of the river. It was too quick for a photo, but a day or two later I saw it again at dusk.

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Nankeen night heron – Nycticorax caledonicus.

The night heron is elusive. As it’s name suggests, it’s usually only seen at dusk and dawn. It hides among the mangroves during the day. Spotting it again so soon was a highlight of my evening walk along the Cooks River. Continue reading

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Lens artist challenge – reflections


Reflections are one of the rewards of walking and bird-watching along the Cooks River and adjacent wetlands.

tea trees reflected in water

Black-winged stilt and tea trees at Landing Lights wetland

brown duck surrounded by reflections of reeds in water

A duck among the reeds at the ponds at Cup and Saucer Creek

reflection of power poles Reflected power poles and buildings remind me we are still in the city — it’s easy to forget sometimes.
pelican reflected swimming in dark waterBut the rubbish that litters our waterways is a sad reflection of human nature.

Egret and rubbish bin

Egret and rubbish bin

red drive-on toy car on mud flat.Thanks to Patti for the theme this week:

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: #25 Reflections

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