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I'm a 62yr old AOL refugee, living on the south coast of England. I love travelling and sharing my photos. I live with Nina and Katinka, my two Maine Coon cats.

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Monday, 28 December 2009

Mandurah.


I thought it was about time to add some more photos of Australia. One day we decided to catch the train down to Mandurah (pronounced Manderer). It's about sixty miles south of Perth and has a wonderful bay. It was another hot and sunny day so we set out early. It was a beautiful small town with flocks of wild cockatoos in the trees. It just seems so strange to see them wild rather than trapped in a cage. These weren't the sulphur crested cockatoos. In Mandurah they have flocks of Corella, Black and Galah cockatoos. The Corella is white with bright blue eye patches; the Galah is grey on it's back with a bright rosy pink breast. There were miles of walkways by the bay and we wandered almost down to the sea. First we walked across the under bridge walkway across the river where I took the next three shots.






In this jacaranda tree we saw this huge black cockatoo.



Walking on further we came across a tree with lots of Corellas and Galah cockatoos. They do have crests but only put them up if startled or mating.


































Further down the bay we found flocks of silver gulls and some cormorants. The silver gulls are much smaller and less noisy than our sea gulls at home.













We saw this pretty brightly coloured crab on the rocks.

So did he!! Fortunately he didn't try to catch him. This is a Darter, I saw flocks of them in Borneo.







It must be nice messing about on boats in the Australian summer. Everything seems so laid back there, life is so much slower and relaxing!




That's all the photos I'll upload tonight. Blogger will never let me add more than just over twenty. I'll try to get back before the end of the year but if not I'll wish you all a very happy, healthy and peaceful new year.... stay warm!

6 comments:

Linda's World said...

Love, love, love the pictures. I think if I got brave enough to fly to Australia, I'd want to go during their winter, which is out summer. Meanwhile I'll enjoy your pictures and my Australian calendar I've received from my friends in Adelaide. They have jacaranda trees in southern California too. Bob helped his son in law cut one down when we were there in May/June. They ae beautiful but make a horrible mess when the flowers fall. Linda in WA...hugs to K & N

Joan said...

Wonderful pictures of the birds Jeannette could you imagine how many life birds species I could add to my list if I visited Austrailia maybe one day. Love Joan

Sandra said...

It all looks so lovely Jeannette, I`d love to see those gorgeous birds in the wild and just look at that jacaranda tree...I`m overwhelmed...lol!

A very Happy New Year to you. :o)

Love and Hugs

Sandra xxxx

Heather said...

Woo hoo...I finally got an update in my dashboard...I think the first time it's actually come through! You really capture the most amazing photographs of your trips, thank you for sharing them with all of us! My favorite, for some reason, was the shot of the the pier jutting straight out into the water and covered with seagulls (?) on either side. I was really impressed with all those beautiful close up images of the wildlife as well!
Happy New Year to you!!!

ADB said...

Happy New Year, Jeannette. And many thanks for sharing those glorious pics

Kath said...

Oh what wonderful places you have been Jeannette,I keep missing these posts they do not showup on my dashboard when you have posted.The pictures are fabulous what a great photographer you are.It's like paradise.Thankyou for sharing them with us.I could certainly use some of that glorious sunshine right now Brrr.Take Care God bless Kath xx

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