Another wander today, this time to the Estuary of the Lane Cove River but still under the Stewardship of the New South Wales National Parks & Wildlife Services.
Australian Painted Lady
What a magnificent creature?
and don't you just love this sub-adult Silver Gull? Peter Harrison, who probably knows a little more about the subject than I, describes this in his 'Seabirds' book as a 'First Winter'. Surely a bird hatched in the summer is still considered a juvenile a few months later in its first winter and a 'Second Winter' in its second 'calender year' winter. Comments via the normal channels please.
Spotted Turtle Dove
Superb Fairy-wren front,
Here they are again, Frederick the Third
Alexander the Great
Alex eating his toys with Mum
and Fred paddling at the sea-side with Dad.