Saturday, December 30, 2006

Happy Birthday Countrygirl!

Wishing Sandra (Countrygirl) a very Happy Birthday!

Monday, December 11, 2006

Lunar Beauty

Note: Thanks for the 'Taggings'. The list will be coming up next. In the meantime, I would like to share some pictures taken yesterday while running around helping out in a Treasure Hunt Event.

The moon was still high in the sky yesterday Sunday morning. Took my tele-zoom to the max (300mm) and with slight touch-up and cropping, below is the result.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Believed to have decended from dinosours.. Raptors

A situation of being in the right place, right time. These were spotted in the suburb residential area we stopped by for breakfast on a Sunday morning. Pictures were not very clear due to the long distance between the lens and subject and high cropping done to bring you the closeups.

Spotted one, then two and there were three!

12/Dec'06 - Positive identification! These are Crested Goshawks of the Accipiter (Ak-sip-i-ter) family. Scientific name Accipiter Trivirgatus. Normally a forest bird, but has been seen to be doing fairly well in the urban areas where numerous sightings have been made. All they need is a bit of wooded area and have adapted to feed on the rodents and other birds of the urban area.
Sincere thanks to Seng and Carol of Nature Owlet, The MNS Shop for providing the identification & information.