Thursday, July 21, 2011

Yesterday's Surprise!!!!


I finally made it to my patchwork group day yesterday.  We only had a few members present as the weather has been fairly miserable here of late.  As I was driving home, well, almost home, luckily I glanced off to the side, and noticed quite a lot of brolgas grazing in a paddock.  I was so excited.  I had to stop myself from slamming on the brakes.  It took me a while to stop, but I quietly backed up until I could see them better, and hoped they wouldn't take fright.  It was quite open, and they often don't take too kindly to be 'observed'.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy these beautiful creatures as much I as I did.  My photographs are not the best, as I had to take them into the sun.  This is by far the largest amount I've seen together.  One of them was starting a dance, so I thought I'd better snap quickly and just go.



10 comments:

shirley said...

Linda this must have been such a thrill for you The photos are wonderful. I clicked on the photos and was able to see the larger clearer version.

DIAN said...

Linda, the brolgas are wonderful. Thanks for showing us and how about that blue sky. We seem to be having clouds, clouds and more clouds.

embracingitall said...

They are pretty amazing birds aren't they. When I first saw them, I hadn't realised how big they really were. Thanks for sharing your photos. I think I have forgotten what blue skies look like. Oh well, at least everything is green here and is not wanting for water. Jacinta

Karyn said...

I think the one over to the left is watching you just as intently as you are watching it!!!

Wanda -Maria Roszak said...

Lovely birds, ever I saw, but there are large, whether they are aggressive?,
Perhaps you sensed, because some spy on you.
Linda and kangaroos are close to you, it is also mile animals, love nature, and everything associated with it, write the name exactly these big birds, is a novelty for me,
best regards:)))

Wanda -Maria Roszak said...

Linda, already know what the birds, they are beautiful and also dance beautifully.
In Poland also are such birds, cranes call themselves, are different but are lovely.

Katherine said...

I love brolgas. You do get to see and take some wonderful photos

Jenny said...

Beautiful birds. Thanks for stopping & showing us some of your world

Anonymous said...

Thanks for letting us see something which is unusual for us. Nearest I have seen is heron, and then only singly, but always a thrill. Anne

Radka said...

They are beautiful birds:-)
Some years ago, when visiting Sweden in the spring, our Swedish friends took us to a lake, where hundreds of cranes from all over Europe come every year to "dance", needless to say, followed by hundreds of cameras.
It was a fantastic sight! (the birds, not the cameras, LOL).