Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Birds

Birds of a Feather (Fly Away As Soon As They See My Camera)

I see so many birds every day, Blue Wrens and Goldfinches in the garden, kookaburras in our gum trees, various types of honeyeaters, crows and other birds. On Sunday we saw a flight of what we think were swallows flying along the coast as we drove to Burnie. We sometimes see eagles when we are out for a drive. We see Green Rosellas, sometimes in the garden or around the neighbourhood, Black Cockatoos and sometimes Galahs and Sulphur Crested Cockatoos. But do you think I can photograph any of these birds? No! Get a camera out and they fly away or never appear in the first place. On Sunday this was the only cooperative bird in sight.

Silver Gull

These photos are from my archives.

Green Rosella
Bird tapping on the window
A swan nest on Lake Dulverton, Oatlands
A swan nest on Lake Dulverton, Oatlands


I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.

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