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)

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Protective


Spring is breeding season! And territorial swallows do not like their nest space being invaded.
That space includes the skies around too!
Here, a little swallow has just swooped a butcher bird on our flag pole!

Protective swallows
Guarding their worlds with passion
Darting and swooping


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4 comments:

Leovi said...

I really like this picture a magnificent frame, quitud and movement, very nice

Sherry Blue Sky said...

As winter closes in it is so nice to know that somewhere in the world it is spring! Love your photo, and your words!

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

That photo says it all - great capture!

NatureFootstep said...

nice to watch, it is a great shot with information in it. :)

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