Saturday, November 18, 2006

Birds spotted in Victoria

We identified the following birds in Victoria, Australia. We saw plenty more but didn't have the opportunity to stop long enough to ID them.

Crimson Rosella
Long-billed Corella
Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo
Australian King Parrot
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
Rainbow Lorikeet
Welcome Swallow
Willy Wagtail
Superb Fairy-wren
Australian Magpie
Magpie Lark
Little Pied Cormorant
Great Cormorant
White-faced Heron
Red Wattlebird
Australian White Ibis
Straw-necked Ibis
Australian Spotted Crake
Tawny Frogmouth
Pacific Gull
Silver Gull
Cattle Egret
Great Egret
Little Penguin
Black Swan
Australian Pelican
Common Myrna
Yellow-billed Sunbird
Australian Brush-turkey (not in VIC but in QLD, outside Brisbane airport)

Wednesday, November 01, 2006


Phil and Dad spent a week in Frankfurt

feasting on beer,

pork knuckle,

and kebabs ...

busy sky! look to the heavens on a any clear day and you can see at least twenty vapour trails from aircraft ...

Phil spent the last day in Frankfurt getting some fresh air in the botanic gardens ...