Thursday, September 29, 2016

Bell Bird

Bell bird.(Anthornis melanura),

Flitting here
Flitting there
Jumping up for joy

Bell Bird (Anthornis melanura),
Most New Zealanders can easily recognise the bellbird by its melodious song, which Captain Cook described as sounding ‘like small bells exquisitely tuned’.

Well camouflaged, the bellbird is usually heard before it is seen. Females are dull olive-brown, with a slight blue sheen on the head and a pale yellow cheek stripe. Males are olive green, with a purplish head and black outer wing and tail feathers. ~ Bernard

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Twelve Apostles 20

Twelve Apostles 20

A few apostles left
Crumbling into the sea
Relentless waves

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Hagley Park 25

Hagley Park New Zealand. (25)

We walk hand in hand
No place to go
No hurry to get here

Monday, September 26, 2016

Framed Buddha

Homage of the animals
To the enlightened one
Teachings for us all

Wat Ounalom Pagoda, Phnom Penh ~ Karl

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Icy Strait Point 36

Icy Strait Point (36)

Hey Mister Ferryman
Ferry me passengers
Daylight come me want go home

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Bush Robin 3

New Zealand Bush Robin

Sweet little bird
With song so bright
Haste not to take flight

New Zealand robins and tomtits resemble British robins, but the two groups are not closely related. The New Zealand species belong to the Australian–New Guinean family Petroicidae.

Robins and tomtits have large heads, short necks, round bodies and an upright stance. They have short bristles around the bill. Robins have long legs, and are larger than tomtits. All are insectivorous. The oldest known bird lived 16 years, but their life expectancy is three years. ~ Bernard

Friday, September 23, 2016

Twelve Apostles 14

Twelve Apostles 14

Strolling the cove
Scurry round the cliff
Adventuring the day