Friday, February 15, 2013

Launceston & Ross

Drove to Launceston and to Bridestowe to see the blooming Lavender, stopped by at Ross.

Those tiny dots on the surface are Black Swan Cygnus atratus, at 1.4 meters and a wing span of over 1.5 meters is unmistakable from afar.

 Picturesque landscape along the highway.
 Friendly ducks at the river bank near the bridge at Ross.
 A Cormorant sp. perch on a branch, too far for me to positively identify.
 Eurasian Coot Fulica atra
This is likely a hybrid of Northern Mallard Anas platyrhynchos and Pacific Black Duck Anas superciliosa
That is why the ducks are so friendly.
 House Sparrow Passer domesticus feeding on table of the Ross Village Bakery
  A Wallaby foraging at the ground of Cataract Gorge.
Cataract Gorge
Cataract Gorge
Bridestowe Lavender Farm in drizzle
A pair of Superb Fairy-Wren Malurus cyaneus
Brush Bronzewing Phaps elegans

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