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Friday, 27 October 2017

Blue skies and Roses ..........



~ coorong national park ~

this week in my home city of Adelaide
we have had blue skies and soft warm days
perfect for a bit of birding
and of course - smelling the roses


~ red-necked avocet ~


I was delighted to spot this beautiful shore-bird  along the Coorong
long tall blue stockinged legs
and a long curved elegant beak





~ pierre-de-ronsard ~

 this old fashioned rose was bred by the famous
rose growers in the south of France - Meilland
It's one of the prettiest climbing roses
 As you know  - I love all things French
And I just had to buy it


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17 comments:

William Kendall said...

What a cheerful sight!

Dianne said...

Thank you William - at the moment Adelaide is awash with pretty roses

carol l mckenna said...

Wow love all the photos ~ does that bird really have blue legs?

Love and light,
A ShutterBug Explores ~ aka ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Such a fun happy post

Jim said...

Good sky shot

Kalantikan said...

A lovely serene sight, is that an ibis? I had difficulty finding where your link post is, as it opens to your wall saying the link is non-existent. So i went to your other blog, which was old, and then i looked again and clicked which might open. There got it clicking on the first photo at the header! Huh, hehe

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Great avocet shot!!

Lady Fi said...

Just gorgeous!

Dianne said...

Kalantikan - I'm so pleased you persevered and found my site - absolutely no idea why it didn't take you straight to my blog site. Did you access through links .from Skywatch Friday or Floral Friday

Fun60 said...

What a wonderful post. Love the colours.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Great shot of the avocet. Ours don't have the red colouration on the head but are otherwise very similar. They were extremely rare here and only returned as breeding birds during WWII when the public were excluded from large areas of beach with lots of barbed wire, making ideal quiet areas for the birds to breed. Nowadays I would expect to see a few avocets on any visit to the East Anglian coast.

Dianne said...

By Stargoose and Hanglands - that's interesting John - I thought avocets might be very common in the UK
This was actually my first up-close-and- personal with this delightful bird - they usually fly in to our state in the springtime and then often huddle in a large group about 50metres off-shore - so I was very pleased to capture one reasonably close up.

Dianne said...

By Stargoose and Hanglands - that's interesting John - I thought avocets might be very common in the UK
This was actually my first up-close-and- personal with this delightful bird - they usually fly in to our state in the springtime and then often huddle in a large group about 50metres off-shore - so I was very pleased to capture one reasonably close up.

diane b said...

Lovely shots and the bird is a winner.

Dianne said...

Diane b - thanks , I was over the moon finding thet beautiful avocet

NatureFootstep said...

love both avocet and the rose :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That avocet is just goregous -- blue legs!!! Wow.

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