The Aussie Wood Duck is not a favourite in this household; the local flock always come over to swim in the pool. Unfortunately they do a lot more than just swim in the pool, and who wants to paddle in duck shit?
In the next few shots we see a White-headed pigeon flying in for a feed.
A Rainbow Lorikeet flies in to spoil the pigeon party:
This is Henny Penny the Guineafowl. We don’t know its gender, so we’re making an assumption that it’s a she.
Henny Penny and her partner showed up at the house more than six years ago and a mutual adoption took place: they co-existed happily with the resident people and dogs for many years, and then one day Henny Penny’s partner disappeared without trace. Illness, fox or something else? We don’t know.
One of Henny Penny’s “things” is a propensity to chase cars and make an incredible racket while doing so. She’s truly an eccentric creature.
The kookaburras, magpies and butcherbirds didn’t show up today. My friend says they haven’t been around much.
Date: 10 November 2013
Camera: Pentax K-5
Lens 1: Pentax smc DA L 55-300 mm f/4-5.8 ED
Ambient light only.
Conditions: Overcast with periods of rain.
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