Tag Archives: Black and white

Juvenile Nankeen Night-heron

Since February we have been seeing juvenile Nankeen Night-herons roosting and hunting along Elster Creek. Good conditions inland and locally over the spring and summer has meant good numbers are appearing. The juvenile has brown and white streaking to help with camouflage while building up their survival and hunting skills.

Juvenile Nankeen Night Heron, Elster Creek, Elsternwick, Vic 25 Feb 2017

Juvenile Nankeen Night-Heron, Elster Creek, Elsternwick, Vic 

Scissors Grinder of Newstead Cemetery

For a small hillside country cemetery, surrounded by paddocks of sheep, Newstead has a surprising array of birds feeding in the area. There are several  large mature gums and a few small creeks with dense foliage that the smaller birds love. There were many birds when I visited on the weekend including several Restless Flycatchers also called “Scissors grinder” for their whirring, rasping hissing call. The one below, an immature female was moving between headstones chasing insects.

Restless Flycatcher, Newstead Cemetery, Newstead, Vic

Restless Flycatcher, Newstead Cemetery, Newstead, Vic

 

Superb Fairy-wren

A tiny Superb Fairy-wren at the Garden of St Erth in Blackwood, Victoria. I watched a small family group hunting along a path. I could not get in front of them to get the right light, but it made for an interesting silhouette.

Superb Fairy-wren, Garden of St Erth, Blackwood, Vic

Superb Fairy-wren, Garden of St Erth, Blackwood, Vic

Guitarist of Flanigan Lane

A walk through a narrow laneway: Flanigan Lane, in the Melbourne CBD,  and a nice surprise, a very large mural of a Blues guitarist…

Guitarist wall mural, Flanigan Lane, Melbourne CBD

Guitarist wall mural, Flanigan Lane, Melbourne CBD

Black and White modelling at Black Rock

Waking along the Black Rock Beach looking for fossilised sharks teeth with a friend, we noticed this pair practicing their modelling shots…the accidental blurring and sun contrast made an interesting silhouette shot…

Modelling at Black Rock Beach, Victoria

Modelling at Black Rock Beach, Victoria

 

New Banksias and Old….

While camping at Balnarring Beach Foreshore, a friend (Antoniette) and I photographed the local Banksia flowers stems and seed pods. When left undisturbed the Banksias can grow to large tree-size specimens and attract many birds, mammals and insects.

Banksia Flower Spike, Balnarring Beach, Victoria

Banksia Flower Spike, Balnarring Beach, Victoria

Banksia Seed Pods, Balnarring Beach, Victoria

Last year’s Banksia Seed Pods, Balnarring Beach, Victoria

The beautiful Royal Arcade

A favourite walk-thru from Bourke St Mall to Little Collins St – one of the most popular shopping arcades of the Melbourne CBD…for boutique shops, lollies and photography…

Royal Arcade, off Bourke St Mall, Melbourne CBD

Royal Arcade, off Bourke St Mall, Melbourne CBD