A walk in the forest

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo photo by Stephen Powell

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

I’ve been very busy so my blogging has suffered. Today I walked through a local forest and listened to Lyrebirds – They are incredible mimics their songs include all the songs of the birds in their part of the bush. They have been recorded using 56 different sounds and bird songs in just 180 seconds. They include the sound of man also if they are in built up areas. Wood chopping, chain saws, gates closing camera shutters and pumps. My favorite story is one that incorporates the sounds of a flute picked up from a local girl practicing. Would love to hear it!
I laugh every time I hear them sing. It’s wonderful!
We visited grants picnic ground and were surrounded by Sulphur-crested Cockatoos, Galahs, Long-billed Corellas, King Parrots & Crimson Rosellas.
No photographs of lyrebirds today. Maybe tomorrow!
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Photo by Stephen Powell

Just good Friends!

Corella Photo by Stephen Powell

Corella - A real looker!

About Stephen Powell

Stephen has been an active environmentalist working in, field work, public speaking and lobbying at all levels of government. He has spoken at school and community gatherings as well as on radio. His comments on environmental issues have appeared in newspapers and newsletters. His work has attracted a number awards, which include Wildlife Art Society of Australasia & Best Flora or Fauna-Moomba Art Show. His passion shows in his works which are in demand for galleries and as private commissions. Training: Watercolour: ‘The Botanical Art School of Melbourne’ under the internationally acclaimed Jenny Crompton (Phillips) Oil: with the gifted wildlife artist Krystii Melaine. Drawing and field sketching: with Steve Morvell He takes classes and travelled to Mitchell School of Arts to take wildlife art workshops. And the Murrumbidgee School of Creative Arts in Wagga Wagga. McGregor School Uni Southern Queensland Toowoomba. Grafton to be added in 2011.
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