Tag Archives: birds

Early One Morning – Weekly Photo Challenge – Early Bird

Dear Friends, You’ve probably heard the saying “The early bird catches the worm.” Believe me, it’s not just an old wives’ tale. I was watching this morning as a kookaburra, out and about just as the sun rose, was looking for a tasty treat for his breakfast. And it’s not just worms he was after. The campers …

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Between You and Me – Weekly Photo Challenge – Between

Dear Friends, You will know from past stories that birds and I don’t always get on and I’ve had some scary moments with feathered creatures. But when I sat between these birds I felt right at home. We seemed to have lots in common. Justin.

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Somebody’s Watching Me

Dear Friends, For a long time I’ve had a theory about ducks and recently I conducted a scientific investigation into their innate ability to seek out those who have food in their possession. First I needed to find a nice peaceful place to stop for morning tea, with a lake and picnic tables and not …

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Nice Weather For Ducks – Weekly Photo Challenge – Family

Dear Friends, I’ve been working on my aversion to birds, and this week as part of my therapy I was given a very important job to do. Mama duck had somewhere important to go so I was appointed Official Babysitter for her fluffy, feathered offspring. I watched carefully as he paddled and played. I made sure …

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Gone Fishing!

Dear Friends, From this lookout Lake Cania appears to nestle into the rolling, green hills surrounding the Cania Gorge National Park. The day I was there my curiosity about the lake was stirred by this sign, or to be more specific, by the tricky question posed by an inquisitive traveller. I decided to investigate. On closer inspection …

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Chicken On The Run

Dear Friends, Most of you will already know about my fear of birds and some of you may think it’s a little irrational. (If you read this story you might have a better understanding!) I am determined to overcome this feathered phobia – let’s face it, the birds are not going anywhere. So when I …

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If I Could Talk To The Animals

Dear Friends,  There is an abundance of wildlife on Fraser Island but it’s not always easy to spy the animals living in the forest. At Lake Garawongera I was lucky enough to see some of the locals, although they were all too busy to stop and chat.  The mistletoe bird was eating the berries of the …

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Kiss Me Quick – Weekly Photo Challenge – Kiss

Dear Friends, I have a new admirer and believe it or not, he’s of the feathered variety! My past experiences with birds have not always been successful but all that has changed since I met Charlie. When I was at the Tasmanian Devil Conversation Park at Teranna I decided to put my derring-do to the …

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No Birds Today?

Dear Friends, When I was in New Zealand there was one thing I really wanted to do and that was to meet a kiwi. Now I don’t mean human kiwis; they were everywhere! I was in search of New Zealand’s most well-known inhabitant, the feathered variety. Those of you who have been receiving my letters …

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