Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Birds at the Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Today for my Australian post, instead of showing and telling you about one bird, I am taking you to the Botanical Gardens in Sydney.  You will see the Opera House and the Bridge which are very near to it as well as a few shots of the plants they have in the Palm House along with some birds I saw in the grounds.
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Bridge
People walking over the top of the bridge
Australian Magpie
Magpie Lark
Willie Wagtail
Silver Gull
Australian Wood Duck
Chestnut Teal
Black Swan, Dusky Moorhen, Coot, Wood Duck.
Little Black Cormorant
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
These next photographs are of the plants in the garden and Palm House.
 I don't know the name of this plant above, nor did the guide!  Anyone else know it?
Dusky Moorhen
Noisy Miner
Common Myna

Flying Foxes

Flying-foxes, otherwise known as fruit bats, are mammals, and are members of the Pteropodidae family. They have the largest body size of all bats. The grey-headed flying-fox is the largest member of the family.
Most flying-foxes at the Royal Botanic Garden are grey-headed flying-foxes (Pteropus poliocephalus), which are listed as vulnerable under both NSW and Commonwealth legislation. There is also a small number of black flying-foxes (Pteropus alecto), typically a more tropical species, which began roosting in the Royal Botanic Garden around 2006.

 Australian White Ibis
 Unfortunately they are ruining the Palm trees

You may take a tour in this little train around the gardens.
I hope you enjoyed seeing a little bit of the wonderful Botanical Gardens at Sydney.
Thank you for visiting and leaving your comments. 
I appreciate ever one of them.

I am linking this post with WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY


  1. a lovely tour about Sydney; I love going to the R.B.G's

  2. HI Carole Glad you liked the tour. Yes it is a wonderfulplace and in the centre of Sydney so people can walk to it. I am just about to fly home today so I will have a lot of catching up of blogs to read. Thanks for comment.

  3. Wow, what a lovely tour, wonderful birds and scenery. Australia is on my bucket list of places to see, hopefully someday! Have a happy day!

  4. What a beautifully photographed post. Almost better than being there. Great captures of the sights as well as documentation of the harbour birds. Was it the palm or fern you wanted identified?
    I really enjoyed this post, than you.

    1. HI Arija I am so glad this post delighted you and many thanks for your compliments. The plant I woul
      d like ID'ed is the one ith berries on it. I have no gone in to my post again and written the word above so that other ill know which one I am referring to. It would be good if you know or if you are there again, perhaps you could ask please. Off back home now, just about to catch my flight.

  5. Thank your for this trip through images. I love Sydney as a city, and your shots make it look even more inviting.

  6. Looks like another wonderful place to visit Margaret - your photos are delightful. I really like that Magpie Lark and its shades of grey, white and black.

  7. The opera house has some amazing architecture. I really enjoyed the photos of the plants and birds in the botanical gardens. My favorite is the willie wagtail...but it may be because I like the name, which seems to fit the bird very well.

  8. what an awesome place to spy nature! love the black and white birds of australia. so handsome!

  9. Two great iconic views of the harbour to start your post, lovely! Terrific birds and flora. The fruit bats are a treat to see!

  10. A magnificent selection of birds and plants there Margaret, it must be a wonderful place to visit?...[;o)

  11. A beautiful tour and I love your captures! The flying fox looks so large! I'd never heard of this type of bat before.
    Have a safe trip home!

  12. I've been there but didn't come away with such wonderful photos. I love the fruit bats.

  13. A magpie lark? Maybe the two birds mated and this is the result? A BIG difference in the tail. The bats are HUGE! I love the berries, they grow in the shape of a star!

  14. What a great series of photos, Margaret!

  15. A lovely post, Margaret! The flying foxes are adorable.

  16. What a delicious taste of Austrailia ... the beautiful plants and astounding selection of birds ... and bats. It is wonderful in a Botonical Garden ... the birds are used to people being around and tend to be more tolerant of having their pictures taken. This was a wonderful tour, Margaret ...thank you!

    Andrea @ From The Sol

  17. Margaret, what a wonderful place to visit. First off, there is no way I could walk that bridge! far too high. The images of the gardens and wildlife are stunning. I walked the gardens of Kirstenbosch in Cape Town and had to endure poor light and drizzle, a real shame.

  18. Great photos and you have done an excellent promo for an Aussie tourist destination!