Thank you Derek. I appreciate your comments very much. Greetings Berend
I had not been to this pond before Ian but I enjoyed the long walk along the borders. To the other pond I've been before and they're always birds to observe from a hide. I find at the internet that the subspecies "Podiceps cristatus australis" is the Great crested grebe you'll find in Australia, Tasmania and the South Island of New Zealand. I'm glad you enjoyed my pictures, greetings Berend
I love to see birds washing themselves Ian. Thank you, greetings Berend
I was glad when I saw the result at home on the computer Ian. Thank you, greetings Berend
Thank you Ian, much appreciated. Greetings Berend
I'm glad to be able to let you enjoy our flora and fauna Ian. Thanks, greetings Berend
Thank you so much Ian, I was lucky that I could come closer to this bird. Greetings Berend
This IS Australia, Berend, as you know. Grand, distinctive, clean, chaotic. This is our high country not far from my home.
Thank you Berend for your response. If you like crabbing or fishing this is a great place to go. What I like about it is that there are extensive areas of sheltered water in the bays, straits and between the islands.
The sand supply creates perfect beaches, but where the flow of sand has to cross a river mouth or entrance to a bay the sand t and the tides create marvellous patterns such as this on. This entrance is fairly constant, but the next one northward is much wider and highly variable.
I am glad you appreciate this image, Berend.