Wednesday, 30 October 2013

BIRDS IN THE DAREBIN PARKLANDS

Darebin council’s art and culture department commissioned the artwork, "The Nest"  which was made by artists David Bell and Gary Tippett from recycled materials. The artwork is located in the Darebin Parklands in inner suburban Melbourne and the egg shape of the sculpture hints at the many birds found in the wetlands and park.

There are crested pigeons (Ocyphaps lophotes, also commonly known as the Top Notch Pigeon); ducks galore; galahs (Eolophus roseicapilla, also known as the Rose-breasted Cockatoo); red-rumped parrots (Psephotus haematonotus) and sulphur-crested cockatoos (Cacatua galerita).

This post is part of the Waterworld Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Wild Bird Wednesday meme.












13 comments:

  1. What an interesting artwork.

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  2. Pretty park!
    Interesting birds!
    Lea

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  3. Beautiful birds. I love the parrots and the cockatoos.

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  4. wow! beautiful birds and excellent photography ~ love the angle of the 1st one ~ thanks, carol

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  5. Great photos! Love all the birds.

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  6. Wonderful shots of all the birds!

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  7. HI This looks a lovely park with interesting birds.

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  8. Spectacular pictures and I love the little crested pigeon. Pigeons are considered nuisance birds here, but I don't see them that way ... they are beautiful, colorful and very smart,as birds go. Enjoyed this post ...

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  9. Wow such beautiful birds, all of them!

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  10. Some very striking birds, new ones to me too.... thanks for sharing with us.

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  11. Wonderful variety and beautiful bird photos!

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