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)


Saturday, September 3, 2011

Swamp Hen at Coolart

A swamp hen wandering the wetlands at the Coolart heritage property, Balnarring

Weekend Reflections #102

Little water bird
Often wanders quite alone
Enjoying freedom

Hosted by James


Cassy said...

Beautifully captured.
The hen looks so nice.
I never seen a hen like that.

Cassy from Advanced Guitar Lessons

Mimi Foxmorton said...

I like that it's free.......

Dianne said...

very colorful critter
love the red

Dianne said...

I love the composition of this pic Gemma - you were fortunate to be able to get so close!

Kim, USA said...

Wow these is a hen? A different kind of hen ^_^ I like the red beak. ^_^ Happy weekend!
Weekend Reflection

Kay L. Davies said...

Aha, what did I say in the previous one about waterfowl? Well, we don't have anything quite as colourful as this one, that's for sure.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Lesley said...

he has quite a nice tush!

'Tsuki said...

That is one interesting bird ; and the posture is funny !

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Isn't she great! That's my kind of place.



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