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   Every day, I walk in Lane Cove National Park and each of these days brings something new. Come with me on my daily adventures. Its amazing what we will see. These Frogmouth Owls are well known to the area, but I had never come across them so I was super excited when I received a messaged to let me know that they were in the tree on Fiddens Wharf Oval. I ducked down and could barely see them. It's only that I knew they were there that I persisted. A lovely couple. The one on my left would occasionally peck at the other and she would snuggle him right back. Adorable! This guy was very curious about what I was up to but after an hour, he felt comfortable enough to tuck his head in and fall asleep. Just as well, my son had decided he was coming to dinner and as it was 6pm, I needed to get home.  THE AUTHOR My Curious Camera is professional portrait photographer, Nina Beilby. That's me. 😃 📷📷 Follow me as I travel through life with my camera by my side, I share snippets and sna

Four Fairy Wrens, a Spinebill and more..

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 Every day, I walk in Lane Cove National Park and each of these days brings something new. Come with me on my daily adventures. Its amazing what we will see. It has been raining quite a bit lately. You know, warm summer rain that brings that sticky humidity. The bush feels more like a rain forest than dessert at the moment. Probably something to with  La Niña . Anyhow, the good thing about that is that most Australians tend to stay inside the minute there is a drop of rain so I had the bush to myself today. Always a good thing when you are tracking birds.  The Lorikeets are really enjoying the summer Banksia blooms at the moment. Trouble is, they are very noisy as they go about their business so you have to really listen and tune in to other birds. The Fairy Wrens love to play. They are delightful to watch and never fail to make me smile. I'm not certain of the species so if you know, feel free to drop me a line. If I find out, I'll update this post so stay tuned. The Eastern S

Australian National Botanic Gardens

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Grevillea "Peaches and Cream" a hybrid created by Jan Glazebrook and Dennis Cox in Qld. NATIVE PLANTS I'm not really a plant person but always open to experiences and learning new things. I recently spent some time wandering around at The Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra. I was fascinated by the colour and shapes of the flowers. They are quite distinctive. Thankfully, there was a flier identifying many of the natives along the way so I am able to name some of them. These are some of my favourites. Anigozanthos Manglesii - Red and Green Kangaroo Paw Hardenbergia Violacea Anigozanthos Manglesii - Red and Green Kangaroo Paw Anigozanthos Flavidus - Red Kangaroo Paw Angiozanthos Bush Diamond Kangaroo Paw Pimlea Physodes or Qualup Bell Angiozanthos Bush Diamond Kangaroo Paw BEE HOTEL Unlike honey bees, native solitary bees like to nest in wood burrows. Females will nest alone and stockpile the cells with pollen and honey. How cool is this Bee Hotel? NATIVE WILDL

Canberra Birdlife

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 This Eastern Yellow Robin sat here on this branch in the Eucalypt Forest at Tinbinbilla for quite a while before I noticed it and a even longer whilst I photographed it. Quite extraordinary.  I'm not a bird photographer by any means but I do enjoy watching them interact with each other and their reactions to me. Like this gal. I'm certain that she is scowling at me. Staring me away from her nest. And this Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo is definitely keeping an eye on my as he eats his lunch. This Wattle Bird is very noisy here at The National Australian Botanic Gardens I'm not quite sure what this Red-Browed Finch is up to. If you know, do drop a comment down below. These images were taken from a recent trip to The Australian National Botanic Gardens , Tidbinbilla and the  Jerrabomberra Wetlands in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT). I'm learning a great deal about patience. There is much standing around, observing and waiting. I don't always have the time

Top Five Things To Do In Canberra for Art, Nature and Wildlife lovers

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Long known as a place of government and little else, Australia's capital is not usually on the top of people's bucket list. If you haven't been in a while, I think you'll find it has a much-improved vibrance and if you are an art, nature and wildlife lover as I am, Canberra has a lot to offer. Here are five of my favourite spots from my recent trip.  1. TIDBINBILLA NATURE RESERVE What I absolutely love about Tidbinbilla is being able to walk around with the wildlife. Occasionally an Eastern Grey will pop up its head in curiosity with a "yep, another human", then busily go back to the task at hand. This task being nibbling on the grass or fussing over a joey trying to get back into the pouch. I realise they are abundant and that a "management plan" is in place to control the population but for the vast majority of city dwellers, including myself, it is still a pleasant novelty. The reserve is nestled in the Tidbinbilla Valley, just a  short drive  fro