AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Preening Magpie

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Magpie intent on preening in my Dromana Hills garden, Mornington Peninsula
World Bird Wednesday #3

Strange contortionist
Feathered habit and instinct
Alternative view

Pic by Gemma Wiseman

World Bird Wednesday is hosted by Springman


Naquillity said...

love your haiku for this set of pictures. it's perfect. have a great day.

Arija said...

Cute and fluffy fledgeling magpie.

mick said...

Interesting photos and is it a juvenile?

Springman said...

Love to see your Magpies doing their strange grooming ritual. This is such an amazing insight!

EmptyNester said...

Very nice shots. Love the details.

dreamfalcon said...

great photo - it looks very special that way!

Jean said...

I always enjoy these type of bird photos. Thanks! Jean

Mary said...

Great shots!

Patti said...

Wonderful closeup shots of this magpie. Wow!



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