Photos – Chasing Ducks in Yanchep National Park

Photos – Chasing Ducks in Yanchep National Park

We heard that there are some baby Swans around Lake Wagardu in Yanchep National Park so we took a trip out there for our daily walk, sadly the Swans were a no-show but we did get to see a lot of other bird life around the Lake.

Abundant Bird Life, Yanchep National Park, Perth, Wester Australia

Abundant Bird Life, Yanchep National Park, Perth, Wester Australia

If you look closely at the above image you can see a Pelican and numerous other wading birds and ducks going about their daily business. The Park really is a natural wonder ūüôā

Hungry Duck, Yanchep National Park, Perth, Western Australia

Hungry Duck, Yanchep National Park, Perth, Western Australia

One thing Yanchep National park has in abundance is Ducks!

When we sat on a park bench to eat our lunch three¬†Pacific Black Ducks waddled on over to see if they could get some crumbs. One was immediately chased off by the other two, obviously he wasn’t part of the “In-Crowd”!

Luckily for the Ducks we know more about what is good for them than they do so they weren’t very lucky in the food department. It is really important not to feed Ducks or any other wild animals as it¬†can upset the¬†balance of nature as well as causing serious health problems according to the Department of Parks & Wildlife.

The first couple of Duck shots weren’t quite so sharp, something to do with having a shutter speed of 1/40th sec I suspect ūüė≥ However, you can¬†get some interesting shots of animals with slow shutter speeds sometimes, the first 2 photos I took looked like the Duck was shaking and nodding his head …

Duck Says No, Yanchep National Park, Perth, Western Australia

Duck Says No, Yanchep National Park, Perth, Western Australia

Duck Says Yes, Yanchep National Park, Perth, Western Australia

Duck Says Yes, Yanchep National Park, Perth, Western Australia

Maybe he was just going Quackers  :mrgreen:

Being Spring there were also a lot of incredibly cute Ducklings around this extended family of Australian Wood Ducks were gorgeous …

Duckling Creche, Yanchep National Park, Perth, Western Australia

Duckling Creche, Yanchep National Park, Perth, Western Australia

Spring Ducklings, Yanchep National Park, Perth, Western Australia

Spring Ducklings, Yanchep National Park, Perth, Western Australia

Ducklings On Watch, Yanchep National Park, Perth, Western Australia

Ducklings On Watch, Yanchep National Park, Perth, Western Australia

These two Pacific Black Ducklings cuddled up by the Lake were pretty damn cute too …

Twin Ducklings, Yanchep National Park, Perth, Western Australia

Twin Ducklings, Yanchep National Park, Perth, Western Australia

While on our walk around the lake I spotted this awesome carving on one of the tree stumps, no idea who did it but it looked cool.

Kangaroo Carving, Yanchep National Park, Perth, Western Australia

Kangaroo Carving, Yanchep National Park, Perth, Western Australia

Hopefully we’ll spot the Swan’s¬†Cygnets on our next trip to the Park.

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Cheers,
Dave

Photos – Twenty-Eight Parrot in the Daisies at Whiteman Park

Photos – Twenty-Eight Parrot in the Daisies at Whiteman Park

We went for a bush walk in Whiteman Park last week and spotted these two Twenty-Eight Parrots having lunch while being cleverly camouflaged by the yellow Daisies.

Twenty-Eight Having Lunch in the Daisies, Whiteman Park, Perth, Western Australia

Twenty-Eight Having Lunch in the Daisies, Whiteman Park, Perth, Western Australia

Twenty-Eight Standing Tall in the Daisies, Whiteman Park, Perth, Western Australia

Twenty-Eight Standing Tall in the Daisies, Whiteman Park, Perth, Western Australia

Whilst only found in Australia these guys are not considered endangered though they do compete for nesting space in the south west with the introduced Rainbow Lorikeets.

According to¬†noongarculture.org.au¬†the Twenty-Eight Parrot or¬†darlmoorluk¬†is the ‚Äėguardian or protector of the camps‚Äô, not that that stopped them from being eaten when the need was high ūüôā

You can read more about our Whiteman Park walk in Maggies blog post on MADAboutWA.com.au

Cheers,
Dave

A New Website and a New Lifestyle

A New Website and a New Lifestyle

Welcome to our New Website

Welcome to our new MADCAT Photography Website featuring the Fine Art Photography of Dave Catley (that’s me ūüôā )

Just Chillin, Yanchep National Park, Perth, Western Australia

Just Chillin, Yanchep National Park, Perth, Western Australia

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Deep In The Forest Fine Art Print by Dave Catley featuring a Rainforest in Tamoborine Mountain on The Gold Coast available from our Dave Catley pixels.com store.

Deep In The Forest, a Rainforest Scene in Tamoborine Mountain in Queenslands Gold Coast

We’re embarking on a¬†new and exciting chapter of our lives¬†which you can read about¬†in our MAD About WA blog post“A New Brand and a New Lifestyle”.

Check back soon for lots of exciting new images & products!

Aussie Sunset, Claytons Beach, Mindarie, Western Australia

Aussie Sunset, Claytons Beach, Mindarie, Western Australia

Cheers,
Dave