Rainbow Lorikeets

The Rainbow Lorikeet is a beautiful brightly multi-coloured native parrot found widely around Australia’s northern and eastern coasts living in treed areas including rainforests and native forests. These intelligent medium-sized parrots live in noisy and very busy flocks and are quite amusing to watch as they go about their daily business. These ones I spotted along the Wimmera River in…

Birds of the Wimmera III

Following on from my previous posts Birds of the Wimmera I & II here are some of the Cormorants and Darters I have seen along the Wimmera River that runs through Horsham, Victoria in Australia. These are some of my favourite birds to watch as they are always looking for fish to eat and are quite spectacular to watch when…

A glorious sunset over the Wimmera River

I couldn’t resist taking a photo last night of this glorious late summer sunset over the Wimmera River. In recent days the smoke from bush fires in the Grampians National Park has affected the skies over the town, but on this night it was pretty clear and the colours of the sky were quite spectacular! The Wimmera River…

Birds of the Wimmera II

Following on from my previous Birds of the Wimmera post, the diversity of species living on the river and amongst the wetlands right near my old home town of Horsham in the Wimmera region of Victoria, Australia is impressive. Here are a number of smaller species from Cockatoos to Parrots and Ducks.

Birds of the Wimmera I

Spending time in my old home town of Horsham in the Wimmera region of Victoria, Australia over this spring/summer has provided a great opportunity to see an amazing array of Australian birds. The diversity of species living on the river and amongst the wetlands right in and around the town is fantastic. Just a few years ago all…