weekend walks: centennial parklands

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We woke up early on Sunday morning to get to Centennial Parklands for a quick walk around the ponds. And to all bird lovers out there, it was sensational.

The air was really crisp, the sky was cloudy and there were a few people out for the morning run. But what blew us away was that there were birds everywhere! In fact, the first birds we came across were a brace of ducks crossing the road in front of us.


As we walked, we saw a walking track amongst some trees and decided to detour. Looking up and all we saw were bats overhead. Yikes, all hanging upside down in the trees or swooping overhead.


Hope you enjoy our photos for this weekend walk.

Disclaimer: We only took our compact camera (as per usual for our walks) so shutter speed and zoom was not the best for capturing birds 🙂

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We wish you all a lovely week ahead!



18 thoughts on “weekend walks: centennial parklands

    Savvy Kenya (@savvykenya) said:
    April 9, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    Who knew there were so many sites for walks in a big city like Sydney? Thanks for the posts and beautiful pictures!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      April 9, 2014 at 7:02 pm

      We are surprised ourselves. Having lived here all our lives and yet only discovering it now … We are feeling a little embarrassed 😉

    Know-All said:
    April 9, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Instead of a disclaimer, put a claimer! That you took these wonderful shots, just with a compact! 🙂

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      April 9, 2014 at 12:48 pm

      A claimer = what a great idea! Thank you for the compliment – feeling on top of the world right now 🙂

    LyndaS said:
    April 8, 2014 at 2:39 am

    Those are gorgeous pictures. Though, those bats are a little scary. They look quite big, IMO.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      April 8, 2014 at 5:23 am

      Yes, those bats were scary – in that section, we didn’t stay long!
      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

    Forestwoodfolkart said:
    April 6, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    My 7th great grandfather pioneered the area where this is located. So great to see the wildlife thriving. I love the shot of the cheeky greenie ( rainbow lorikeet ) peeking out from the Banksia.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      April 7, 2014 at 5:25 am

      Oh really??!! Wow! There is definitely plenty of bird species we couldn’t capture on camera. It was tricky snapping birds as if you get too close, they might fly away but the lorikeets were cheeky! 🙂

        Forestwoodfolkart said:
        April 7, 2014 at 7:26 am

        Yes they are real characters and quite raucous in large groups.

    Sha said:
    April 6, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    Wow…so many to see in the park!! Which part of sydney is this at?

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      April 6, 2014 at 7:26 pm

      This is actually in the east but is not far from the Sydney city itself 🙂 There is so much to see – we have never been before today *sheepish*

    alienorajt said:
    April 6, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    Beautiful images. Really cheered me up on a dull morning. Thank you!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      April 6, 2014 at 7:27 pm

      Awwww – such a lovely thing for us to hear! So very kind of you to say that & so glad it cheered you up! Happy Sunday to you!

    pommepal said:
    April 6, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Those black swans look scary, they can be quite aggressive. What town are you in

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      April 6, 2014 at 6:29 pm

      We are in Sydney! We were a little scared as they approached us… 🙂

    Shikha Kothari said:
    April 6, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Great pictures!

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