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Below – photos of water dragons observed on my morning walk to work. I love the photo with the two dragons, one lying on a tree stump by the waters edge and a smaller dragon on a concrete block close by. Fascinating to observe how individual dragons lie on logs, like the one observed.

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This morning on the lake, I observed a pair of Purple Swamphens and four to five chicks walking upon the lilypads. The chicks were covered in black downy feathers, had white beaks and the wings appeared to be featherless. The chicks appeared to squawk at the parents and they bent down to feed them. As another bird flew past, one of the parents ran in the direction of the bird, ready to defend the chicks. What a wonder sight to see!

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I observed a water dragon near the lake edge on my afternoon walk to catch the bus after work.

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Photos of water dragons observed near the lakes on my morning walk to work. I observed a number of times, different sized dragons perched on a tree stump near the waters edge.

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,100 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Over 2000 views

I was very chuffed to find that my blog had passed the 2000 views milestone today. Thanks to all that have viewed and commented on my blog.

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Twice this week I observed an Oriental Darter Anhinga melanogaster perched on an inlet pipe covered with mesh and on which a moorhen nest had been built. I watched the birds spread their wings like cormorants and stretch their long snake-like necks.

Identification source – Gondwananet – Australian Pelicans (and cormorants)
http://www.gondwananet.com/australian-animals-birds-pelicans-cormorants-darters.html

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