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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Australian Birds: White-Faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae)

An early morning walk helps you find so many things. I first saw this white-faced heron wading down a culvert at dusk. This time, I saw it by a small lake:





And then it flew past a cattle egret on the way to new fishing grounds.


 Where it settled down enough to allow me some zoomed-in shots.





You can find out more about the white-faced heron at the following sites:
  • http://www.birdsinbackyards.net/species/Egretta-novaehollandiae;
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-faced_heron;
  • http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/white-faced-heron;
  • http://www.arkive.org/white-faced-heron/egretta-novaehollandiae/;
  • http://www.wildlifewalkabout.com/profiles.htm;
  • http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/?base=17061.

Friday, November 21, 2014

365 Days of Poetry Just Released on Smashwords

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NaNoWriMo Update

We... are... getting there.
19 November 2014:
Words for the Day: 0
Word Total: 14,026
20 November 2014:
First Sentence Written: The queen did not answer Hani's question right away, and when Hani took another step after her, Prince Kallanden reached out and grabbed her arm.
Last Sentence Written: Slowly, Hani opened her sketchbook at a new page, and began to draw.
Words for the Day: 4,056
Word Total: 18,082