The Little Corella, Having a Drink.

The little corella (Cacatua sanguinea), also known as the bare-eyed cockatoo, blood-stained cockatoo, short-billed corella, little cockatoo and blue-eyed cockatoo, is a white cockatoo native to Australia and southern New Guinea.[2] It was known as Birdirra among the Yindjibarndi people of the central and western Pilbara. They would keep them as pets, or traditionally cook and eat them. The downy DSCN0153DSCN0154feathers are used in traditional ceremonies and dances where they adorn head and armbands.

The can be very chatty (noisy) and gather in large groups ( hundreds at a time) they can also be quite the fool, hanging up side down from tree branches, squawking and flapping their wings. They really are one of Australia’s fun loving birds.

Cows & A Bull

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Some of these photos were taken whilst I was on holiday in the UK, ( I was using a different camera)  I was staying in a beautiful rural area named “Laverton” while taking glorious country walks I would come across these beautiful cow’s every day & they would come up to the fence to say hello. The bull was also very friendly & very noisy. I can’t help but see only sadness in these cows eyes.

Park Turns Into Lake (8 photos)

Our local park was flooded the other day, due to heavy rain, it is quite unusual for Western Australia at this time of year. So instead of running around on the grass, you just have to paddle around in the water & have fun.

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Charlie

“CHARLIE” was found in a cardboard box with his sister Loala, at the end of a street. Dumped, not wanted. They were about 6 weeks old. They were both taken in by a loving family, given food, shelter & lots of love. He was hit by a car at about 18 months old and had to have major surgery to fix a broken pelvis, he survived & grew strong. He is now 4 years old & an incredible boy, loving with an immense personality.

Unfortunately so many kittens ( & puppies) are dumped, disposed of in numerous ways or killed unnecessarily, it breaks my heart. If only the human race would take more responsibly & have more compassion for everything other than themselves.

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The Bali Squirrel

These gorgeous little fellows are just about everywhere in Bali. They are very curios and can be quite friendly, even touchable at times. They are not known to carry the Rabies  virus (which is good to know) They are very quick and can be hard to get a good photo of, if you don’t have the patients.

The Plantain Squirrel is extremely adaptable, occurring in a wide range of habitats including secondary and coastal forest, mangrove, plantations, parklands and semi-urban areas. Diurnal in habits it feeds mainly on fruits, especially those planted by man such as Rambutan and Jackfruit, however it will also eat insects such as ants.

It is easily identified by the two cream and black stripes on the sides, the orange belly, and the lack of a pale spot behind the ear. The upper side is brown. As with most other Callosciurus species, the nest consists of a spherical arrangement of twigs and leaves, lined with fur and with a round entrance hole. This can be located from around 5 metres above the ground to much greater heights where the canopy allows.

The species ranges from Southern Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia to Sumatra, Java, Bali, Lombok and Borneo. In Singapore it is abundant and has adapted well to urbanization. Six subspecies are recognised.

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