Friday, 27 May 2016

Birds and Bunny!

Back in late March we came across a few birds and a bunny.
First 2 photos were taken at Campbell Town, the Swans at Lake Dulverton, Oatlands.
Remainder at Cambridge near Hobart.  All in Tasmania, Australia.
I couldn't get closer as the creatures are not tame enough.














52 comments:

  1. wow lovely birds don't see here,your photos have beauty of a sensible painting ,thank you for delivering the pleasure dear

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  2. Margaret your photos is lovely. The first photo is lovely.

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  3. Such beauties !!
    Lovely photos !!
    Greetings

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  4. Beautiful series, Margaret, and I especially love your second photo!

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  5. Lovely to see, and you captured the charmers well.

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  6. Love your little bunny, I presume that they originallyt came from Britain too like the ones in Australia.

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    1. Yes Rosemary, the rabbits originally did come from Britain :)

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  7. This is kind of cute, putting the bunny at the end.

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    1. There were a lot of bunnies about but they do hop off quickly.

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  8. It's hard to take pictures of a rabbit as they disappear quickly before the human presence.

    Kisses

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    1. They do hop off, fortunately that one didn't go so quickly.

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  9. Yes - the answer to Rosemary re: introduction of rabbits to Australia.
    One creature for sure that we could have wished was left in Europe and the UK.

    I thought that myxomatosis had rid Tassie of these feral pests ages ago.
    Great photos of the Black Swans which are "TRUE BLUE" Aussies.
    Cheers
    Colin
    PS; Sent from Library. No decisions yet on my wretched computer.

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    1. Myxomatosis does control for awhile. Don't know what they Government is doing at the moment to keep that population down.
      Wanted to get closer to the black swan but didn't dare incase I disturbed.
      Ok regarding the library..

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  10. Very sweet photos. Hope your weekend is extra nice.

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    1. Thanks Mildred. Hope you have a wonderful weekend too.

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  11. i love your photos Margaret and what a cute bunny

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    1. Thanks F. Not of we see a bunny sit still long enough for a photo shoot :)

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  12. The swan is in a strange pose with it looking like it has a very short neck. It isn't too often we see photos of wild rabbits. Good one.

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    1. Thanks Andrew.
      Swan was getting itself ready to sleep on land, they curl their long neck about their body - weird, that's how they do it.

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  13. The swan is always so beautiful, especially the rare black one. I don't see black (but I know we have it here).
    We have a lot of wild rabbits, I see them sometimes in the evening jumping in the yard.
    But now we have a new problem with wild rabbits, we call them "city rabbits". They have increased a lot in urban areas.
    Have a nie Friday.

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    1. Black Swans are plentiful here in Tasmania, we rarely we a white one.
      I expect very soon something might have to done with the rabbits up your way - to make then less. Don't see a rabbit where I live in the urban part of the city.

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  14. It's been years since I saw an actual wild bunny.
    My dad used to go out rabbiting when I was little and the meat was gratefully added to our weekly dinners, I don't think I could eat rabbit now though.
    The ducks are very pretty.

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    1. That was my first time in years too.
      Rabbits are expensive to buy as in meat for a meal. As you say, men when rabbiting years ago. We often used to have one but can't say I enjoyed the meat, but a long time since we have eaten one.

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  15. The duck in the 1st photo is of beautiful colour. We don't get to see wild bunny here. We only get to see the farmed reared ones or pets.

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    1. Ok about your rabbits. They destroy many crops, grass etc.
      He is a beautiful colour that duck.

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  16. Lovely birds and bunny! Great photos!

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  17. They are good looking birds and the bunny is kind of cute too.
    Merle.................

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    1. They are nice Merle. Lucky to get a photo of each of them.

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  18. Ahhh, beautiful black swans. I have fond memories of feeding these as a child.

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  19. Schöne Bilder von den Vögeln und dem Hasen. Der schwarze Schwan sehr schön.

    Gruß
    Noke

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  20. We have wild bunnies in our yard. The wild ducks are in our local Clearbrook Park.
    I still get excited when I see the bunnies eating grass near my house.

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    1. It must be nice to see those rabbits so close to the house.

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  21. Just love, love, love these photo's.
    You can't beat birds and bunny photo's like these.

    Have a great weekend

    All the best Jan

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  22. Thanks for this. I love wildlife pictures.

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  23. Black Swan is surely one of the most emblematic of Australian birds. I had seen them in waterfowl collections around the world, but I was thrilled to see my first wild birds when I visited Australia in 1999.

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    1. That would have been a thrill for you in more ways than one.
      We rarely see a white swan here.

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