AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Peewee Friend


This little peewee is becoming quite friendly, hanging close to our verandah for most of the day.
Rarely does he seem to be with others.


Black and white beauty
A little lonely spirit
Seeking company


Linking to:
Wild Bird Wednesday
NatureFootstep Winged

12 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a lovely bird!! Interesting to see how some of them seem to stay to themselves -- guess they're a little like us in that respect! Beautiful capture for the day, Gemma!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

He is adorable! How lucky you are to have him hanging about.

Happy New Year!!

Stewart M said...

They are a stand out bird - I wonder how far people would travel to see them if they were rare..

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Melbourne

i stora drag said...

What a nice bird and a splendid photo of it! I have never seen this bird in my part of the world!
Happy New Year to you, Gemma!
Greetings Pia

Gary said...

Great colours!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

eileeninmd said...

What a pretty bird, love the colors. Great capture!

NatureFootstep said...

o, that´s a peewee? It looks very nice. So, you got yourself a little friend. Love it.

pattisjarrett said...

Pretty bird!

Neil said...

Great photo.

joanne said...

so beautifully marked...is he good company?

Charlotta said...

Great shot! It is nice to have birds in the neigborhood, they are nice to wathc.

Thanks for commenting on my blog.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful!

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