Wentworth Point and Manly

Our trips to Newington Nature Preserve (July 28, 2015) and Manly (July 30, 2015), Sydney Australia.

Shadow at Circular Quay
Shadow at Circular Quay

While waiting at Circular Quay for the ferry to Newington Nature Reserve, near Olympic Park on Wentworth Point I stopped for coffee and captured this early morning shadow.

Australian Magpie
Australian Magpie

Australian magpie seen strolling along the banks of the Parramatta River at Newington Reserve.

Narawang Wetland
Narawang Wetland

Just South West of Newington Nature Reserve is the Narawang Wetland by Hill Road.

Eurasian Coot
Eurasian Coot

There we saw Eurasian Coots.

Narawang Wetland
Narawang Wetland

Further along the path at Narawang Wetland.

Purple Swamphen
Purple Swamphen

Why does a Purple Swamphen cross the tracks?

Purple Swamphen
Purple Swamphen

To get to the other side of course.

Ferns at Circular Quay
Ferns at Circular Quay

Back at the Quay I photographed these large ferns.

Laughing Kookaburra
Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)

At my mothers and sisters flat at Rushcutters Bay a Laughing Kookaburra sang by the balcony.

Stone crab at Lagoon Park
Stone crab at Lagoon Park

A couple of days later we went to Manly. This stone crab sits in Lagoon Park.

Manly Lagoon
Manly Lagoon

View of Manly Lagoon.

Manly Beach
Manly Beach

It is still winter in Sydney and the beaches are mostly empty. This little girl was alone on the beach.

Common Myna
Common Myna

As we walked along the promenade I saw this Common Myna eating an apple core.

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Sulphur-crested Cockatoos like to feed on the pine seeds. They are not shy and travel in noisy gangs.

Bottlenose Dolphin
Bottlenose Dolphin

Surfers go out all year long. To the right is a pair of dolphins.

Bottlenose Dolphin
Bottlenose Dolphin

You might be able to just make out that this is a Bottlenose Dolphin.

Second posting for the Sydney trip. More to come.

7 thoughts on “Wentworth Point and Manly

  1. Myriam (Myr's Bytes) 2015-09-01 / 9:47 am

    Gorgeous photos :-). I love the birds. So nice to see a Sulphur-crested Cockatoo in the wild. And interesting to see “different versions” of birds I see here, like the magpie and the coot. Looks like you had a beautiful trip.

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    • Sherry Lynn Felix 2015-09-01 / 10:46 am

      Thanks Myiam. I only had one day for real birding in the month. Sydney does have quit a few local wild birds that are great to watch.

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  2. Jet Eliot 2015-09-01 / 11:37 am

    I really enjoyed this Australian visit with the laughing kookaburra, Sherry — waiting for the ferry, the beaches in winter, the wetlands, and of course the birds. Although I really liked all your photos, the first one with the shadows really grabbed me. Thank you. 🙂

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  3. Lee Gaywood 2015-09-02 / 12:09 am

    Ah the winter light in Sydney, very different from the summer light
    love the Shadows at Circular Quay and the Stone Crab
    the kookaburra looks like a very young one
    Looking forward to more photos of your trip to Australia

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  4. Indah Susanti 2015-09-02 / 8:29 am

    What a wonderful country for wildlife and nature! Thanks for sharing this, the Bottlenose dolphin is a lovely addition to see 🙂

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