June 2009

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Birding Australia by Ken

Posted by on 15 Jun 2009 | Tagged as: birding

Kyleigh and lorikeets

Kyleigh and lorikeets

Two of our grandchildren are now living in Australia, so Beth and I visited them (and their parents) in April.  They live in a section of Brisbane called Fig Tree Pocket.  The pocket is a U in the river a couple of miles deep and about a mile wide.  Our family lives on the river at the bottom of the U.  It is a birder’s paradise.  The river bank and residential areas are heavily treed with palms, eucalyptus and numerous flowering and fruit-bearing trees.  There is a park with a pond, green spaces, pastures and an animal research station. Continue Reading »

Plovers at Smyrna Dunes Park

Posted by on 02 Jun 2009 | Tagged as: birding

Looks like they are doing well.  Here is a video I took of two of them.  One was a female and the other I believe was a juvenile. I wish I had a tripod along so the video would be less shaky.  The birds were skittish, so I couldn’t get too close.  wilsons-plover-2-6-09