The ROBINS challenge this week is THINGS WITH WINGS

Well just a few of my favourite things happen to have wings, Bees, Butterflies, Dragonflies, Birds, and of course I love planes because they can take you to lovely exotic places where you can photograph new species of bees, butterflies, birds etc. So with that in mind I will stick with Aussie things with wings.

Australian Black Swan, with one damaged wing.

Lorikeet, who knows how pretty he is.

I'm even prettier when I show of my wings.There is actually no way to tell a he from a she they both have exactly the same colours and markings. The male is more likely to dispay his wings to get the females attention. What, you say a MALE show off to get attention. Never! He's walking toward the camera because he can see his reflection.

Pacific Black Ducks enjoying the sunshine and a Black Winged Stilt just passing by.

Australian Pelican who is a big boy and doesn't need a night light.

I may be big but I can still soar like an eagle with these wings

Now you will have to take my word for it, but that is the flying kangaroo (Qantas) in the left hand corner. This was taken just at the top of the gateway bridge. This is a toll bridge and they put up the price on a regular basis so your money develops wings and disappears. Of course this is the quickest and easiest route to the airport.

Jetstar the cheap version of Qantas. Well they had to do something with their old planes, wouldn't want to be wrecking their perfect record now, would they?



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Carly said...

Hi Kerrin :)

Sigh. Your pictures are gorgeous! I love the pretty bird, the colors are so vivid. He looks like a fun little fella. I have never seen a black swan before, there was one on exhibit at the Oakland Zoo, but the day I went it wasn't on display. It is an amazing bird. Lovely entry my dear!

Always, Carly

Gattina said...

The bird pictures are wonderful and very interesting to me because they are Australian birds and so far I have never seen a black swan. But the prettiest one is of course Lorikeet ! In animal world (not with humans of course) males are more pretty then females, lol !

Anonymous said...

Oh, I LOVE pelicans!!! What great shots :-)

Anonymous said...

wonderful photos! love the ones of birds in flight, especially. good job.

Suzanne R said...

I love your pictures as well as your description of them. We had a lorikeet once, believe it or not, and it loved to climb everything -- the phone wire, our little Shih Tzu -- and it preened my "feathers" (hair) for me. What a sweet little bird!

Nancy said...

Really fabulous job here! So cool to see Aussie Birds especially...and you photograph them so well too!


Steven said...

Fantastic birds! And planes too. Amazing colors on the Lorikeet. Great wings.

Karen Funk Blocher said...

These are all great, but the second Lorikeet shot and the second pelican one are my faves, follwed by the black swan, poor thing. Very well done!

MyMaracas said...

Wow! I've never seen a lorikeet before - what vivid colors they have. Thanks for sharing these wonderful shots!


Unknown said...

I just love those shots... the parrot is so colorful! I've never seen one like that before!