April, 2005 ~ Australian White Ibis (Threskiornis moluccus). Photo taken in Hyde Park, Sydney, Australia.

April, 2005 ~ Possibly my favorite of all the photos I've ever taken, this was taken on Kangaroo Island, in Australia. I was walking by myself on the beach in the morning when I heard something growling at me from the rocks that separated the beach from the hillside above. When I finally pinpointed the... Continue Reading →

April, 2005 ~ Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus). Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, Australia.

April, 2005 ~ Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita). This photo was taken in the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney, Australia.

April, 2005 ~ Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae). This is one of the birds we saw on our very first day in Australia, in Sydney's Hyde Park.

Kangaroo Island – Day 1

The final leg of our trip was to South Australia, to visit long-time friends Mark and Vicky, and to meet their new son, Arran. After flying in from Perth, we only spent a single night at their house, however, before going off on a little adventure - a side trip to Kangaroo Island, in search... Continue Reading →

Swan Valley and Lake Monger

Sunday morning, I woke up before Connor did, so I snuck down to the park by myself for a quick look-see. Didn't see any new birds, but did get some nice photos of ones I'd seen before. Then, when everyone else was up and about, the five of us headed to the Swan Valley for... Continue Reading →

Rottnest Island

On Friday, all of us went to King's Park for breakfast (and a quick look at some birds), and then H rode the train with us down to Fremantle, where Connor, Kevin and I caught a the ferry to Rottnest Island, a small island about half-an-hour's trip from the mainland. (H stayed behind, needing to... Continue Reading →

On Our Way to Perth

On Thursday, 14 April, we were still in Sydney. Connor and I had a final walk through Hyde Park, and then it was time for the coach to take us to the airport for our flight to Perth. When we first announced that we were thinking of taking a trip to Australia, my friend Helen,... Continue Reading →

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