Feathery Friday #4

A continuation of a series about our road trip.

9th July 2015

Our first day in Canberra, and hubby couldn’t look past the renowned Stromlo mountain bike (MTB) park. A disturbing start when we pulled into the carpark and the car next to ours had the driver’s window completely smashed and the car obviously rifled through!

Hubby at Stromlo MTB park

Hubby at Stromlo MTB park

The day was lovely, sun, no breeze and perfect for dawdling around. There were kangaroos everywhere!

Lazy Kangaroo on a lazy sunny morning at Stromlo MTB park

Lazy Kangaroo on a lazy sunny morning at Stromlo MTB park

I had nice views of the Yellow-Rumped Thornbill again, lucky me!

Spot the Yellow Rumped Thornbill singing! Not a clear shot, but I still like it

Spot the Yellow Rumped Thornbill singing! Not a clear shot, but I still like it

Darting around in the bushes, very hard to get clear shots

Darting around in the bushes, very hard to get clear shots

Luckily this one stayed put for long enough to fire some shots

Luckily this one stayed put for long enough to fire some shots

Last one, perfectly in the sun, lucky day

Last one, perfectly in the sun, lucky day

The Superb Fairy Wrens were out, but a bit far away mostly. And I got some super closeups of a couple of Galahs who didn’t see me creeping up.

I love the female Superb Fairy Wrens, they look like Batman!

I love the female Superb Fairy Wrens, they look like Batman!

Gorgeous pink Galah up close!

Gorgeous pink Galah up close!

Pretty boy chomping on grass roots

Pretty boy chomping on grass roots

Then lunch with the extended family and off again to another MTB park for hubby and Mount Ainslie for me.

That was an afternoon of chasing tiny little birds all over the place, including Spotted Pardalote, a robin that was too fast to classify, Yellow-rumped Thornbills, White cheeked Honeyeater, Grey Fantail, King parrots, Eastern and Crimson rosellas, Noisy Miner and a couple of others that I can’t identify.

Spot the Spotted Pardalote. I think this is a male and female pair

Spot the Spotted Pardalote. I think this is a male and female pair

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White Cheeked Honeyeater, not a beaut shot but not bad

White Cheeked Honeyeater, not a beaut shot but not bad

Grey Fantail up above the world so high

Grey Fantail up above the world so high

King Parrot, just stunning

King Parrot, just stunning

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