MtLawleyShire at Matilda Bay

An afternoon at Matilda Bay with a dear friend – not a cloud in the sky but, thankfully, it wasn’t too hot.

The light through the trees on the banks of the Swan River was magical:

tree_1  tree_3

trees on the edge of this vast expanse of the salty river always intrigue me:

tree_2

The Matilda Bay Cafe isn’t just a haven for humans – the ubiquitous inhabitants, the seagulls.  Squabbling, fighting, flying, thinking – I can’t help liking them:

gull_3

gull_2  gull_1

and they are beautiful, like all birds, in flight:

flight_1  flight_2

 

flight_5  flight_3

flight_4

and there was another in the skies:

flight_tern_3

flight_tern_1  flight_tern_2

We were blessed by a glimpse of the endangered and beautiful Black Cockatoo.  They have come up to Perth as their remaining habitat is destroyed by logging and a drying climate:

bird_cockatoo_2  bird_cockatoo

just a glimpse of the pretty yellow bottom of a wattled honey eater:

bird_honeyeater

and the river was graced by its most dignified inhabitant:

bird_swan_1   bird_swan_2

What magical moments will my next visit hold…

Advertisements

2 comments on “MtLawleyShire at Matilda Bay

  1. Rainee says:

    I haven’t seen a black cockatoo in ages. There was a story in our local paper this week about a dispute with the Forests Commission about logging in their habitat 🙂

    Like

Comments are closed.