Friday, 31 December 2010

A Prosperous 2011 To You All.


Sorry it's another bird pic, but it was the most colourful one I could find .......

Thursday, 30 December 2010

Grasshopper.


This makes a change from all the bird pics recently.

Back Blocks of Coen.


It was so nice being able to go for a longer drive early this morning and not have to take the work phone with me.

Monday, 27 December 2010

Christmas Hat ......


Well, that's what it looks like and it is Christmas after all .......
I love the expression on the Blue-Faced Honeyeater, they certainly come alive with the rain. The background in this pic is the monsoon rain.

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Merry Christmas Everyone.



Thank you to everyone who has supported me and my site, I do hope that Santa's kind to you all :)
I haven't had much time to be out and about with my camera lately, hopefully soon.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Yesss ..... Finally!


This beautiful Papillio Ulysses (Blue Emperor or Blue Mountain Swallowtail), finally stopped long enough for me to photograph, it's been taunting me for weeks!!
The colours are magnificent in bright sunshine.

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Local Graffiti.


I found this in the local airstrip waiting room.
I'm not sure why I like this, maybe the colours?

Friday, 17 December 2010

Storm Cell.


A pic of downtown Coen from our back doorstep as the storm cell approached. We've had very little rain over the last week, but it looks like my first time off in ten days are going to be wet ones .....

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Cockatoo.


This is about 70 metres away.

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Cockatoo Tree.


This tree is about 90 metres away from our verandah.

Thursday, 9 December 2010

A Stork.


This was found lurking up near the Archer River a couple of weeks ago. I'm not getting much of a chance to get out + about at present as I'm the only RN for 3 to 500 people. There has been a spot of bother with my holiday relief nurse....... they're flying in a nurse every 7 t0 8 days to give me 2 days off and a break from being on call ....... and to have a much needed beer!!!!!

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Guess What?


This is looking at a swimming pool from 13 floors up.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Paw Print.


We're getting some beautiful sunsets as the wet season gets closer.

Low Fat, High Protein.


There are heaps of these fellas down at the local dump.

Old Ute.


I like the colours and light in this shot.

Goanna On The Move.

Galah.


I really do love these birds, they're so entertaining!

Friday, 3 December 2010

First Ever Lightning!!


How exciting!!!!! I've never managed to capture lightning before ....... but ...... I won't be divulging how many shots it took me to capture this ......
This is a hand held shot, as I hadn't set up the tripod.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Nest Building.


I'm not sure whether these are ants or termites. They do grow some very large ants that bite over here!

Sunday, 28 November 2010

A Sunset.


I thought it was time to have a change from the all the wild life pics. We're waiting for the wet season to arrive so we can see, and hopefully capture some great lightning displays.

Friday, 26 November 2010

Pheasant Coucal.


Another local bird.
For more info here.

RFDS


This is one of the best support services a girl could wish for!

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

?White Necked Heron


I'm having difficulty getting ID's on some of these birds, so I'm happy to be corrected if any of them are wrong.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Butterflies.


Isn't it amazing what goes on at the neighbours? .........

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Dragonfly.


These were at a beautiful croc - free river, where we even went paddling. They have such intricately patterned wings.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Mud Crab.


Low tide at Port Stewart was a fascinating place. These crabs are small, but have only one very large orange claw.

Mud Skipper.



It was fun watching these scoot around the mud and the water at Port Stewart yesterday.
more info here

Friday, 12 November 2010

Archer River Causeway.


A really beautiful area, which was covered by 2m of water not long after we left there and after it had rain for a couple of hours.

Yellow Bird.


I'm still trying to find the official name for this one ........
I have just found out this is a sunbird, more info here

Country Airstrip.


This is a private cattle station airstrip, which is being used until the main strip is rebuilt. We had to drive around it to make sure there were no cattle lurking. The raised bits are ant hills.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Galahs.


These would have to be my favourite birds, they're clowns, and always entertaining.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Coen To Archer River.

Not all the roads are this wide or smooth.

Spot The Goanna.


Such a treat to see one of these critters out and about

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Sunrise.


The sun sure is huge here in Austalia!

Dopey Emu.


This fella was also wondering around the Hahn River Roadhouse. I love the idiotic grin.

Rainbow Lorikeet.


This beautiful bird is a pet of the owners at Hahn River Roadhouse.

Sunday Arvo.


We were 13 floors up, and looking down at the drinkers.....

Aussie Landscape.


This was taken out the car window, one very hot sticky afternoon driving in north Queensland.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

NZ Tui.


This is a much loved NZ bird, and very difficult to photograph. Luckily I was standing at the kitchen window with my camera when it kindly perched on the tree outside :)

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Leaving On A Jet Plane ......


.... This will be us in about 4 days time, yehaaa, roll on some warmth and sunshine!!!!
There won't be too many photos on here over the next couple of weeks, BUT, there will be many when we get to where we're going!

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

I LOVE Steam Trains!


This has just gone past our bottom gate, what a buzz!!
Note the school boys hanging over the fence.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Hiding ....


..... from the cold Southerly wind, and any nasty predator that might be lurking. It's lambing season around here.

Here We Are!

Thursday, 7 October 2010

New Camera ........


The new camera arrived this morning, so I had time for a few practice shots before sleeping ........ love it!! but it's going to take a bit of getting used to :)

Monday, 4 October 2010

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Swallow.


This is one of the beautiful fellas that are nesting in our wood shed, and they're driving the cats nuts the way they dart in and out and dive bomb them.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Spring Snow.


This is the sight we woke to this morning, spring, they say .......

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

First Tulip.


I was delighted to see a few of my tulips have started flowering, despite the bulbs having been tucked away in a brown paper bag for over 12 months.