Birds of Australia Part 1 of 2 (and a cute black dog) by da-AL

California seagull by Dick Daniels (http://carolinabirds.org/).

Seagulls in California are like this — great to look at — and unmistakably made to blend in, not to stand out with color.

Traveling brings to my mind architecture, fashion, culture, food… stuff like that. Animals, not so much. After all, the city dweller that I’ve ever been, animals are just animals, right?

Not when it comes to Australia! After New Zealand’s Auckland / Rotorua / Redwoods / Huka Falls / Craters fo the Moon / Waitomo Glowworms Caves / Taupo / Pirongia / Hamilton Gardens / and then meeting marvelous family in Gold Coast, Australia / birds of Australia (Part 2 of this one) / seeing spectacular views in and around Gold Coast / eating a delicious meal on the beach / and seeing wild things at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

Aussie creatures come in attention-getting colors — here’s their seagull — red legs, beak, and eye rims! He’s just wetting your feet — In the next post, you’ll meet way more dramatic variations of birds.

Australian seagulls, decorated in red, are made to be seen!

Ok — their dogs are as doggy and as cute as ours…

I can’t resist medium-to-large black dogs! Here’s Nugget!

What color are your local birds?

14 thoughts on “Birds of Australia Part 1 of 2 (and a cute black dog) by da-AL

  1. That’s one beautiful seagull! I love those labrador retrieverish dogs as well, beautiful and good natured.

    The most colourful birds we have in the countryside are the male pheasants, I think, they live in woodland meadows, and then the kingfisher, which lives along lakes and small rivers.

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  2. Those seagulls are fascinating! We get them here, usually a mix of white and grey and yellow (I think for feet, though now I’m trying to think about it it’s hard to picture!) We get a heck of a lot of pigeons, which I’m not a fan of at all. Too many bad experiences with pigeon poop and when they’re not pooping they seem to like flying towards my head. Nugget is gorgeous!  ♥ ♥

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  3. Where I live (Madison, Wisconsin) we have what amounts to an infestation of gulls. They fly around in huge flocks and squawk noisily. Their droppings are a serious problem for certain apartment building roofs. Individually, they are beautiful birds. Collectively, here, they are something of a nightmare.

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