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Centennial Park: In Pictures

June 23, 2010

Picture perfect palm in the park

Last weekend we spent Saturday wandering Centennial Park, and I must say I don’t think it gets the credit it deserves. The park is huge (as one can easily gather by looking at a map) and full of cool and beautiful places and things! We walked around a huge “pond” and saw all manner of wonderful birds. We spotted various ducks, geese, ibises, and purple swamphens enjoying the pond.

Then we happened across an area absolutely overtaken by sulphur-crested cockatoos and long-billed corellas. (I didn’t know the names of these birds either until I came home and looked them up!) They were going crazy over a couple that was feeding them cones, and one was even just chilling on the stroller handle of a nearby family. Some would even walk right up to me, trying to see if they could take a bit out of my camera. Basically, it was awesome.

We also saw black swans, a cool Australian crested pigeon (or as we liked to call it, the cool mohawk bird),  and a cormorant. I was never much of a bird person, but the cool birds here in Australia will bring out that side of you!

It was pretty much just a cool day, and we will definitely be returning to Centennial Park a lot more, especially since it is so close to where we live, so I thought I would share a few photos.

Pond in the park

Sulpher-crested cockatoo

Long-billed corella

Cockatoo pair

 

Black Swan Love

Black Swans

Swan sculptures

Dusk approaches

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