And the bush has friends to meet him, and their kindly voices greet him, In the murmur of the breezes and the river on its bars,
And he sees the vision splendid of the sunlit plains extended, And at night the wonderous glory of the everlasting stars.

Banjo Paterson (1889)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Welcome Swallows at Herdsman Lake

It's winter in Perth and the days and nights are cold by Australian standards. The birds don't start moving as much as they usually do, until later in the morning. A cool wind blows over the local lakes such as Herdsman, where the Welcome Swallows take time among the reeds to warm up in the sun, before flying off to hunt insects over the fields and water.

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