About Me

I first landed in Oz in 2010 on something of a reccie with my husband.  I wasn’t convinced about the idea of moving to the other side of the world, I was happy where I was, but I agreed to come and have a look – no strings attached.  As soon as we landed in Perth I fell in love with the place, and especially with the wildlife.  Once the children had all decided that they would like to give it a go, I absolutely agreed to move.

It was in 2011 that we made the big move with the children (and pets) and our Aussie adventure began.  Armed with my little instant camera, I set about taking pictures of what amazed me.

Within a couple of days, frustration set in at my lack of knowledge about the wildlife around me.  We soon invested in a Field Guide to Aussie birds and I was hooked.

I spend most of my time being a full time mum, but I also do paid work when time allows.  I love getting out and about and can’t wait to explore a whole new continent.

So here’s my blog.  I’m not an ornithologist, I’m not a twitcher, I’m not a professional photographer, but I do love wildlife and I hope you enjoy what you read on my blog.


3 Galahs Feeding




13 responses to “About Me”

  1. Clive says:

    Sue, there are some excellent photos here.

  2. Sue says:

    Thanks, the cockatoos and galahs seem to be particularly cooperative when it comes to performing for the camera.

  3. Cindi says:

    Love your photos & info on all kinds of Aussie birds!! Here in the states we are heading into the fall and the birds are migrating south, so it was nice to see breeding season in full swing:).

  4. Sue says:

    Thanks for visiting again. I love seeing birds nesting and it was great to see tiny ducklings on the front garden this week. Hopefully we’ll have plenty of chicks to photograph in a month or two.

  5. Mark Culley says:

    Hi Sue, really delighted to find your blog. I moved over here from Ireland about a year and half ago and like you fell in love with the wildlife over here, especially the bird life. I have been a keen birdwatcher all my life and was also a falconer back home and ran a raptor rescue service for a time so the abundance of Birds of Prey over here I really find amazing. Since my arrival here I have been quite busy with work so it really is quite helpfull to get the “heads up” about the various good birding spots, so cheers :-).
    P.S I get some good photos from time to time if your interested but not sure how to upload them. Look forward to more of your blogs in the future 🙂

  6. Gillian says:

    Thanks for a great blog! Lots of great pics and good stories, and it’s fun to see the running sequences of chicks growing up. Impressive how often you do get close – suspect you have a lot of patience!

  7. Sue says:

    Some of them are in the garden which makes my life very easy!. It’s almost nesting time so it won’t be long before I’m sitting out there with my camera again.

  8. Hugh says:

    I live in a house called Pelicans ( named after a rugby team that I founded and used to play for). It is in a walled garden and in one of the walls is an arched alcove about 1 meter square. I am having a mosaic constructed to fit the space and I might like to base it on the co-operative Pelican whose picture of yours I found on-line. I only intend it to be a “one off” which my grandson Archie and I will work on. I have been told that it would be correct to ask your permission, hence this email. Many thanks

  9. Sue says:

    That’s sounds like a great idea, Hugh. Feel free to use the photo and print it out if it helps. It will be great fun for you both.

  10. Eileen says:

    your beautiful photos have enabled me , for the first time to see that my corella is a little corella, not a long billed corella as I originally thought, his beak is nowhere near as long as the long billed. wonderful photos all in all.

  11. Sue says:

    Thanks Eileen. The long billed corellas had disappeared from the park the last twice I visited. I’m hoping they are back with their young now.

  12. Hi Sue,
    I am in charge of designing the Facebook Cover Page for a PI tour, and have quite literally stumbled across your picture of the island looking back at the mainland. I am so impressed with the photo I would like your permission to use it as one of the Tour Facebook Cover pages that I will be presenting to the committee members on Wednesday? You have many beautiful photos and your blogs are very interesting. I couldn’t stop myself from having a read after I found your photo. 🙂

  13. Sue says:

    Yes, that would be great. It’s very flattering to be asked. I’ll e-mail you.nn1

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