You may well remember last week when I complained about the Peregrine Falcon taking off. Well I went out looking for him a couple of days later and guess what? He took off. This Brown Falcon a couple of poles away stayed put. So here are three views of the same bird.
I always get excited when I see Red Deer. This handsome chap (both pics) was grazing in the paddock about a mile from home, naturally it was after sunset. Hence the graininess. A fencepost stood in as a quick tripod. Take a look at his haunches in the top pic. he’s ready for the mating season, or Rut. You can see a strand of velvet hanging on his antler. A younger stag with a broken short antler huddled with the females, he’s smart. It will be interesting to see if any other contenders turn up.
I love ducks. This hungry chap came zeroing in on our bread scraps from the other side of Lake Apex. It’s fascinating how he fluffs his feathers out in the top pic. The wing feathers come into play as brakes. Then fold and drop, feet out and a kind of dignified plop into the water.
This is a fine example of a typical mid to late 1800’s Queenslander cottage. It’s situated at the back of lake Apex in the historical village. Cast iron lacework was a popular feature, a silver painted roof to reflect the sun and wide verandas to keep cool on. The fence at the front is a sliprail style.
That’s it for this week, a little heavy on birds I know but it shows the wide variety. Until next time take care.