Friday, July 25, 2008

Sea, sky and birds

Whenever I can, I go out to Inskip Point for a few hours. I especially like the feeling of unlimited space from views where the sea and sky meet out on the horizon.

Looking east to the open ocean

Looking north along the Great Sandy Straits with Fraser Island on the right
The car ferry on the left takes vehicles to and from the island

There are always birds out there too – either shorebirds or 'bush' birds. This time I got some great views of Rainbow Bee-eaters. I think this is a particularly beautiful and colorful looking bird. A group of them were flying over head, swooping and whirling. and every now and again coming to rest on the open branches of trees.

What were they watching so carefully?

39 comments:

  1. G'day Mick,
    Nice shots of the Bee Eaters. When they are in flight, that coppery-orange colour of their wings is just gorgeous.
    Gouldiaeoptbjrkt

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  2. Thanks Gouldiae they are beautiful birds but it seems to need the sun shining on them to see the best color in their wings

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  3. Oh dear! I think I just lost a comment somehow - sorry! Where do these things go? Must have clicked the wrong button!!

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  4. Mick - it may have been mine?

    I was envious of your Bee Eaters - which is something we don't see over here!!

    and that I enjoyed your blog and would be popping back :)

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  5. Wow Mick.. expect me back soon :O)

    Sorry for this copy and paste comment but I need to check all the links work , I also wanted you to know I've been here and seen your post... thank you for joining in with us this week I hope you enjoy the fun of it all. I will try to get back over the next day or two and see how your Sky Watch went on

    Tom :O)

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  6. I would go there as much as possible, too!

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  7. Nice Sky Watch! Lovely shots of the Bee-Eaters; so colorful!

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  8. If I lived near Inskip Point I'd want to spend a lot of time there too! Looks very inviting. ;-)

    OOPS! Hope I'm not barging in on a private conversation. LOL

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  9. Thanks Tricia for coming back. Glad you liked the Bee-eaters too.
    Tom - this Sky Watch is fun! Thanks for setting it all up
    Sandy - we love visitors! so come on over!
    Thanks too to Pat and and The Tour Guide.
    I'll be visiting all your sites too. This is Great!

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  10. Hello from down south, Mick. I do like the image of the ferry going across to Fraser Island. Great fun visiting everyone, isn't it?

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  11. Happy weekend! Perfect one for SWF! We all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon.... Mine's up too hope you can drop by...

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  12. Thanks Julie. It's nice meeting all these new people!

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  13. Snap Catch - your SWF Friday pic is great too. I've been and looked already!

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  14. I Love the Ship!! Great shots and Cute birds!!

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  15. These are such great photos, and the birds are so beautiful! They look like rainbow colored hummingbirds! What a beautiful place.

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  16. Thanks Donna and Sherry. Good to have you visit.

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  17. Great pictures! I love all of it.

    Hope you can hop by my SWF post HERE. Happy weekends!

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  18. Loved the second sky watch photo, and the ones of those birds are out of this world.

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  19. Those beeaters ae superbly shot. Wonderful images.

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  20. Thanks Babooshka. Digital photography is a great way to take any number of photos until you get what you want :-)

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  21. Lovely area and the birds are spectacular. Enjoyed my visit!
    Happy Friday.

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  22. Wow. Beautiful beach and those wonderful birds. They are so cool... and your photos are wonderful.

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  23. Wow I love the bird shots! The colors on them are so vibrant!

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  24. These are great shots. I've never seen any birds like that. Very pretty!

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  25. Every picture has its charm. Love the color of the water in the first and the clouds in the second. The birds are just incredible!

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  26. Thanks nonizamboni, raven, whitney, lori and louise. It was good that you could all come and visit. The whole experience of SWF has been amazing!

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  27. those are some pretty birds and sky

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  28. thanks for coming and looking Lilli

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  29. Excellent blog! Great to see Sandy Straits and beyond! The Rainbow Bee-eaters are beautiful looking birds; funny how they ARE looking at something in your sequence!

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  30. Nice shot of the birds with your sky...Happy weekend and SWF!

    Mine si up

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  31. Thanks Kelly, I think so too

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  32. Great Sky Watch Post...for the new site..I really like this blog and your pictures are amazing......so interesting to see skies all around the world come and visit mine...I love the bee eater ...never seen those... Cheers.

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  33. thanks Island Rambles. I've just been and visited yours. I'll be back again.

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  34. Cheered me up seeing those bee eaters Mick! They didn't show up at the local spot last season, maybe this year.

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  35. Thanks Duncan. They seem to be all around up here right now - but don't often get themselves into such a good position to have their pictures taken!

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