If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
– Wayne Dyer
I take one of my children to a sports stadium each week and have an hour and a half to use as I please. The sports stadium has a nice strip of trees around it, ringing with the sounds of Bell Miners (see above), and Whip Birds.
Last week, I decided to go for a walk and see what other birds lived there.
First, I looked up. Swift little birds flew overhead. Then two Royal Spoonbills flew overhead, so close they seemed to be touching.
My main quarry was the Sacred Kingfisher I have seen there from time to time. I found it, but every time I tried to creep up on it it flew farther away. Frustrating! I did get a few distant shots, and I think it looks like a gleaming jewel in the tree.
A surprise find was a pair of Yellow-faced Honeyeaters. I haven’t seen these birds very often and I was lucky they let me get so close to them.
As I left, having thoroughly enjoyed a bird of prey-free photo shoot, I spied this rabbit hopping across the grass in the golden afternoon light.
I know when I go back there this week, I’ll see not only trees, but also birds … and maybe the odd rabbit!