Thursday, 2 October 2008

Sky Watch Friday

Hi there, I've been completely uninspired with our skies in the South West of Britain this week, so I thought I'd look further afield and back into my birding holiday archives for a nice sky memory.
This photo was taken up in Queensland, Australia back in October/November 2005. We were sitting down for a spot of lunch at Mount Malloy when an inquisitive Blue-faced Honeyeater came along to check us out! Luckily, I seemed to have my little point and shoot Nikon Coolpix everywhere with me on that holiday! (-:


20 comments:

Quiet Paths said...

I'm happy you shared this; it is a jewel of a photo. It's framed perfectly. What a handsome bird. Or she?

Ivar Ivrig said...

Nice shot. Well done and happy SWF :-)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I think a quick getaway to Australia is lovely! Thanks for the photo. ;-)
Happy Sky Watch!

babooshka said...

I think you made a wise choice. What a beauty.

kjpweb said...

Very nice - a 2nd Mrs. Wren! :)
Great Capture - so are the reflections below!
Cheers, Klaus

nina said...

I've had less than inspiring skies, too--such is the season upon us.

Leedra said...

These are great reflection photographs. this time of year is so good for reflection photos, been out taking some myself.

Mary said...

What a neat bird! Very attractive! And with lovely blue sky to post for us :-) Hope your skies at home clear soon.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hi there
I have to say first what a great 'Header' to your blog...

Your Sky Watch picture is a beauty.. I've never heard or seen of one of these so it's great to learn something new today...
I spent some time browsing and really enjoyed my visit today.. if I get more time after Sky Watch I must call back for more...

I thank you for joining in with the fun of Sky Watch this week

Tom
Mine's Here

Eve said...

I love his little white vest Jenny!! We haven't had much sun either...hope it brightens up for you!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

fantastic what a lovely shot!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Very nice sky and beautiful bird.

I really liked that eerie photo of the fog in the previous post.
Marnie

Mosura said...

:-) I wasn't expecting to find a Blue-faced Honeyeater in here. Nice one!

Arija said...

Yup, those honeyeaters got me trigger happy up in Q'land too.

Wren said...

I love it when the "bird watchers" are the birds watching us. Great photo. I hope you'll share more from that trip.

Mary said...

Jenny: I don't know if I did it correctly, but I just "stole" the Skywatch logo photo by right clicking on it and saving it. Then under "add a gadget" on my own blog, I added it as a picture to the sidebar and used their URL with it turning it into a link. If you learn an easier way, let me know! I've never figured out how to put it in my blog post or make words work as a link like other people do. If this doesn't make sense, than ask Klaus...he can tell you probably better than I can!

Roy said...

Hi Jen,
Its always a good idea to have a compact digital in your pocket. That looks like a Magpie with a blue and white head {:)

Jenny said...

Hi all
Thanks very much for leaving such lovely comments. and yes Wren, I shall be posting more of my Oz trip, probably in the depths of winter when I'm struggling to get some posts up on the blog!

vincibene said...

Pretty bird and beautiful colours!

Denise said...

Lovely bird, so glad you shared it with us.