The Lizard of Oz~

Meet the Australian Water Lizard. They like to climb trees and drop down on rivers and lakes to hunt. They can remain submerged for up to 90 minutes. Males can reach up to 3 feet in length.

“Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore….”

How adorable is this Noisy Miner chick?

Masked Lapwings are one of the reasons I so love birds.

Who else but a bird could have a face like this?

There is the Australian White Ibis,

the gregarious Australian Magpie,

always assertive Silver Gull,

and shy and lovely Australian Wood Duck.

We are on the move now, exploring new places, so please excuse me when I am less present than I wish I could be.

Cheers to you from magical Oz~

226 thoughts on “The Lizard of Oz~

    • We have been in OZ for two days in Sydney and all of these photos were taken during this period, so good perception on your end. Amazing how much wildlife is in Sydney. We head off tomorrow to explore further.


    • We have only been here two nights now and are still in Sydney. I hear the fires are still bad in certain places like Canberra. We are heading out to explore more tomorrow so I will learn and share more as I travel. Thank you for your concern.


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  2. Wonderful! An entertaining and wholly absorbing array today Cindy. You’ve become quite the birder 😀

    Whilst all bird types hold special appeal, I’m naturally drawn, like a moth to the Moon, to the White Ibis.

    Enjoy your travels down under.


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    • We toured the Governor’s Mansion yesterday and The Governor stopped to chat. She said the fires were worse up near Canberra due to a helicopter accidentally setting some brush on fire. It is raining now in NSW around Sydney so this is great news for this area.

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  3. I had a couple of American students stay at my home here in Australia many years ago and the one thing they kept mentioning was that there were so many birds, they said the place was alive. Mind you, I do live in the country which is a little bit more wild than the cities.
    Enjoy your trip Cindy, may you have a beautiful stay 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋 🦘 🐬 🐳 🌺

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  4. I don’t have to even ask where you are now, Cindy. I hope you are enjoying all our birdlife. Great shot of the Masked Lapwings. They are such an interesting bird with what appears to be an artificial mask on their heads.

    Hope you are able to visit all the places you’d planned, but I know you will be careful as our Bushfire season has a couple more months to go.

    Keep safe 🙂

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