brightly coloured, elegant, figures and the somewhat drab, crumpled, appearance of the man provide for an interesting juxtaposition.
Like many, I’ve been following with interest the progress of this years clutch of Peregrine Falcon chicks on the Mirvac tower at Collins Street in Melbourne’s central business district. As seen on the live webcam four chicks were hatched at the end of September with three of the chicks now fledged. Sadly as of 12th November the fourth chick is now dead. Watching over recent days it was clear that this chick wasn’t progressing as well as its elder siblings, […]
The Peregrines progress From the Melbourne CBD webcam on the Mirvac Tower, Collins Street. The four peregrine falcon chicks are thriving with one of the chicks, I guess we should now call them juveniles, making its first flight this morning, 8th November. The remaining chicks are likely to fly over the next day or two with plenty of practice wing stretching and flapping activity going on. For those not familiar with the city, the scene here is looking south over […]
It is with sadness that I note the passing of noted photojournalist Jack Kurtz. I had the good fortune to meet and travel with Jack through Nepal in 2017 as part of a small group photographic adventure/workshop. Jack was what I thought of as an “old school” photojournalist, with a 30 year plus career which included working for various newspapers in the USA and travelling widely outside the US as well. He struck me as a warm, sincere man, generous […]
The Chicks thriving An update to the progress of Melbourne’s CBD Peregrine falcons. I’ve found it fascinating to check in on the live webcam and see the daily development of the four chicks as they go from tiny down covered hatchlings huddled under one of the parents, to now being too large to allow for the adult to brood over. (I assume that’s the correct terminology) Collins Street Falcons. 21st October, 2021. Happily, to this point, all four chicks appear […]
Observant readers may notice a change to the websites menu system with a new item added. The “Multimedia” tab will take you to my Vimeo channel where several slideshow presentations now reside. Previously I was producing slideshows using Soundslides Plus software which sadly is now defunct. Click on the menu item or on the “Vimeo” link below to access the channel. Thanks, ~KD.