Birds of Australia Part 1 of 2 (and a cute black dog)

California seagull by Dick Daniels (

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 / seeing wild things and cute things at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary / having fun with Rita Rigby / meeting the beasts of Brisbane and the beauty there / and enjoying Sydney this much and that much, as well as the purring there!

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?

23 thoughts on “Birds of Australia Part 1 of 2 (and a cute black dog)”

      1. Thanks for asking. I am so-so. Still needing to get the ablation done and will probably the procedure sometime in October. I have had computer problems and this W10 is giving me fits. I so want to go back to my W8 since a computer whiz more or less fixed it for me. I hope you are well. I have wondered about you and what dogs you have now.

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        1. Sending you my best, dear. Computer probs are indeed vexing – fingers crossed that none coming my way any time soon. I’m down to doggie in the video – lab mix – & a very old kitty who’s decided only the last couple of days that she isn’t hungry. The vet doesn’t know what’s up, so he gave her antibiotics. Now we’re trying different foods. Other than that all well here ❤

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          1. Oh my you hve only one dog. I have never been down to only one dog. I’ve always had at least three dogs and usually five or more. I am sorry to hear about your old cat. I so hope the antibiotic can get her feeling well again.

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  1. 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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