The Hunter

A recent trip to hospital for one of a number of regular check-up’s i now take (Rheumatoid Arthritis in this case) was rewarded with a number of pleasing photographs of some of our wildlife enjoying their day lakeside in the Winter sunshine (or shade in some cases).

(Click on a pic to open in a new window and click again for full detail 🙂 )lovewillbringustogether -At the lake1The lake has it’s own fountain to aerate the water and reduce algae formation.

lovewillbringustogether - At the lake8It seems something has had a go at this poor duck whose wing looks badly damaged. His friend, a Pacific Black Duck, keeps guard (sort of) 😦

lovewillbringustogether - At the lake7A mating pair of Australasian Shelducks, the female is the one with the eyepatch 🙂

lovewillbringustogether - At the lake6A Little Pied Cormorant resting on a fence. His foot is blurred by a reed flower much closer to the lens.

lovewillbringustogether - At the lake4The Hunter – a Chinese Egret seeking out his prey.

lovewillbringustogether - At the lake3This regal looking bird proudly promenades around the lake with his fine crown on display. His bright green legs distinguishing him from other egrets.  🙂

lovewillbringustogether - At the lake5Like all great hunters, the egret can show exceptional patience until the moment to strike arrives.




    • Now that you mention it…. 🙂

      Had not picked up on that before!

      The pied piper can fly though, unlike his look-a-like Southern cousins. 😉


    • He was the star of the ‘show’ to be sure!

      I considered myself very fortunate to find so many wonderful birds in the one small area! 🙂

      There were also coots, swamp hens and ibis, wood ducks as well as all the flying birds up in the trees which were mostly too swiftly moving to catch!

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