Lazy Local Sunday.

On a warm Sunday, we did a brief cycle circuit to Breakfast Point and back, and strolled in the local Park later that afternoon.
At Breakfast Point we saw the Little Wattlebird (Anthochaera chrysoptera). From a distance, it’s easy to overlook how stunning his plumage is, so it was nice that he posed for a few shadowy closeups:

Closer to home White-faced Herons and a Pelican were feeding:

A Little Pied Cormorant was having a break from fishing:

Back at Meadowbank Bridge, we had another check-in with the Magpie-larks. The chick had a lot more plumage than he had just five days previously:

Later that day we walked to the local park. A family of Kookaburras were showing a juvenile where to get fresh mince from a human:

Rainbows looked on…

The bees were busy in their tree. Because we had Minxe with us, the Noisy Miners assembled to raise the alarm.

A juvenile Butcherbird:

This Rock Dove (Columba livia) seemed determined to perch on the almost vertical concrete wall of the canal:

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