Living with Nature

Monthly Archives: June 2017

If you’ve enjoyed all my images of skies over Melbourne in recent years don’t forget to drop in to my other blog for a re-run from my archives here ……..Sunrise, Sunset & Cloud (that come in between).

……………From the Archives The Australian Wood Duck (Chenonetta jubata), is one of the commonest ducks to be seen around Melbourne’s public parks and gardens and I seem to have photographed them more times than most other birds (except perhaps the Nankeen Night Heron and the Pacific Black Duck, that is). Looks like a couple of clear sunny winter days coming up next weekend according to the weather forecast, (which is always wrong… Read More

I see Cormorants everywhere along my stretch of the Maribyrnong River, but now I’m starting to look a little more closely. When a fellow bird-lover informed me the Pied Cormorant (Phalacrocorax varius) has a hooked beak (and more orange coloured), I think I’m starting to see the differences between them. The Pied Cormorant is larger for sure, but when you’re photographing them from a fair distance away and there only one bird,… Read More