Wednesday, February 17, 2010

ABC Wednesdays - E for Emu

The emu is the largest bird native to Australia. They are quite plentiful in South Australia, especially in our northern rural areas. They are a proctected species; a policy brought about following their exinction in Tasmania and a decline in numbers in other parts of Australia.

I am sorry to have to say this but I took this photo at our zoo. I have seen emus in the bush, but it was pre digital photography days so I do not have an image.



The ABC Wednesday meme was initiated by Denise Nesbitt. To find out more about ABC Wednesdays and see other participants' contributions click here.

10 comments:

Sylvia K said...

It's a beautiful image, Gordon! And I love the emus! What a great E word for the day! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

Lindz said...

Emu are beautiful I only see them in the zoo

Tarun Mitra said...

Beautiful..I know how you feel...Even Tigers have the same fate

loss of habitat for that matter is responsible..

photowannabe said...

No appology needed. Its the perfect post for E.

Roger Owen Green said...

Totally agree- apology is unnecessary - I'm excited to see it.

On behalf of the ABC Wednesday team, thank you!

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

Zoo or not, I am glad you got a chance to take a pic of it!

Donna said...

Great shot though Gordon!! What a handsome creature he is too!!!
Happy day to you!!
hughugs

Tumblewords: said...

For pure viewing pleasure, an emu in the zoo is as perfect as an emu in the wild! They've always fascinated me and this is a great photo!

Ann said...

I didn't know emus are protected. I saw quite a few in Currumbin sanctuary,

Is it true that you can hunt them if they were on your private property?

Gordon said...

Ann - emus can be kept and killed on private property subject to special condtions and on only by holders of a special permit.