Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Some of the things we enjoyed around Kalbarri

Like the wildflowers:
Eremophila

Murchison Rose
Detail of the plant above
Birds'-beak Hakea
Detail of the flowers of the Hakea
And the animals:
The big reds around Kalbarri were sometimes brilliantly red

And the birds:
Where galahs mow the lawn for you...
...or wreck your TV reception, just for FUN
These two just spun round and round for the heck of it
Welcome Swallow
Crested Terns and a Pelican
Total self-satisfaction of a well-fed bird
The birds of Kalbarri were great: the flocks of Galahs and Little Corellas ruled our caravan park, noisy both day and night. Pallid Cuckoos were everywhere, right down to the sea in the coastal scrub. Besides the Australian Raven and the Willy Wagtail, Black-faced Cuckoo-shrikes were the most common bird we saw roadside, all the way from outside Perth to Kalbarri...

In Kalbarri itself, there were so many seabirds and waterbirds, including gannets, the Osprey,  four species of cormorants...and other interesting stuff like Blue-Breasted Wrens.
And if anyone knows what the hell this is, tell me...


4 comments:

Jo said...

Lovely pix again Glenda, what a wonderful spot. I immediately thought "What a wonderful bird is the pelican, his beak can hold more than his belly can".

That orange stuff looks a bit like a fungus doesn't it?

Funny to see kangaroos like that when to us they are so exotic.

Anonymous said...

I love how the hakea flowers are growing right out of the trunk. Cool!

Thoraiya

Tropical Dragon said...

It's intriguing the way the creeper is wrapped around the tree covering each of the orange splots - makes me wonder if it's some kind of weird flower.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful flowers and so lovely birds , there is always so much to discover on your blog !
Gynie