Adelaide Hills Emu’s

09 Nov

Today was a great sunny day here in Adelaide Australia, an adventure was in order, so we took a trip up through the back hills of Adelaide, the hills and gully’s are quite steep in places but are a source of wonderment for the wildlife that inhabit the hills . The birds are spectacular, and of many varieties and colours, from the Sulphur crested Cockatoos ,Rosellas , Galahs and various Eagles and


We came across Wallabies ,Peacocks Ducks and many more including my favourite bird the Emu

One member of our party learnt quickly that not all Aussie animals will run from you when you approach them , particularly the Emu , this huge bird is naturally curious and attracted to bright colours, such as a blue or red shirt , they approach without fear, but it must be remembered they are a wild and vicious bird when they want to be

I have always found them intriguing and have no trouble mingling with them as I believe they are my totem sign, from some era in the long ago of Australia’s past

I have enclosed a few pictures of our unique beautiful wildlife for you to enjoy

Wishing you all well and have a great week


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22 responses to “Adelaide Hills Emu’s

  1. kcg1974

    December 17, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    So enjoy your pictures, Emu, of your beautiful country. My husband is saving for a holiday to Australia one day…can’t wait! When we go, I will be in contact so you can ‘guide’ me as to the best ‘first’ tourist route to take. 🙂 Great pictures of the ‘live’ EMUs! All my best to you! 🙂

    • The Emu

      December 19, 2014 at 1:05 pm

      Hi Kim, thanks for the visit and comment, sorry for the delay in responding, computer problems.
      Definitely let me know of your travel plans to Australia, I will certainly give you a Crocodile Dundee tour of our beautiful part of the country.
      If you need any info on your travel plans , let me know.
      Merry Christmas to you and your husband Kim.
      Ian aka Emu

      • kcg1974

        December 20, 2014 at 3:13 am

        Thanks so much, Emu! Will take you up on that most generous offer! Merry Christmas with all good wishes.

  2. Sue Dreamwalker

    November 26, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Great to see you among your Spirit Totems Emu.. and you are looking well too.. 🙂 Lovely photos.. But I bet they could give you a nasty peck if they were so inclined..:-) Have a great day.. Sue

    • The Emu

      December 1, 2014 at 12:19 am

      I love being around the Emu’s, they are a fascinating bird.
      Not a good idea to be around the little chicks when mums near though.

  3. natswans

    November 26, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Hi Emu , Love your photo’s a joy to look at. You look very relaxed with those Emu’s. That must have been a great experience for you both. What color are those chicks of the Emu .
    Great shots
    Take care Sheila 🙂

    • The Emu

      November 30, 2014 at 11:53 pm

      Hi Sheila, sorry for the delay in responding.
      Glad you enjoyed my Emu pics,the little chicks are a stripey grey colour.
      Not a good idea to be around the little ones when mums near.

  4. Rosemary Monteith

    November 10, 2014 at 12:01 am

    Lovely pictures Emu

    • The Emu

      November 10, 2014 at 2:58 am

      Thanks Rosemary, been a long time since I heard from you.
      Dont know how but, I lost you somehow in the world of the web.
      Hope you have been well and in fine health.
      Lovely to catch up with you again.
      Emu aka Ian

  5. gpcox

    November 9, 2014 at 11:19 am

    You have a unique and wild totem – much like yourself. Enjoy your week, Ian.

    • The Emu

      November 9, 2014 at 11:44 am

      Dont know why gpcox, but that big bird has always fascinated me.
      Maybe because back in my army days, I chanced upon them a few times in their natural habitat.

      • gpcox

        November 9, 2014 at 11:46 am

        They can sense more than we can….and look how they come right up to YOU – they know…..

        • The Emu

          November 10, 2014 at 3:04 am

          I gather you enjoyed my little made up story gpcox, its normally called literary journalism,
          which here in Australia, is a fancy word for a bullshit story, hehe

          • gpcox

            November 10, 2014 at 11:08 am

            Ya got me!

  6. CJ Wheadon

    November 9, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Good photos of the Emus Emu, I love the Adelaide Hills area also.

    My own favourite bird is the Kookaburra as I grew up with many in our own and the surrounding backyards back in a suburb of Perth in the 1950’s, was also wild Budgerigars and magpies all of whom were living in the many large Jarrah trees of that time.

    That tree habitat has long gone as old suburbs became more developed and the “density” of the houses increased, those beautiful and many hundreds of years old trees became collateral damage and to go back now sees no such birds but the memories of that time remain happy and strong.

    • The Emu

      November 9, 2014 at 11:25 am

      I hate where I’m living Col, estates and fences all round, no trees, houses landscaped for low maintenance, no Kookaburras, the noise of passing traffic, thats why I get excited about travelling, like Coober Pedy and Flinders Ranges, thats the country I love, I remember the Glasshouse mountains in Queensland, Bamaga at Cape York,the pristine coastlines of Tasmania, Cradle Mountain, Rottnest Island, getting old Col, the memorys are coming fast these days, thats why I write while I can.
      Would be great to be as young as you floating the world and enjoying the beauty of foreign shores, hehe.
      These old bones are starting to wear thin live on memorys these days.
      All the best my travelling Compardre.

  7. prenin

    November 9, 2014 at 6:39 am

    Fascinating!!! 🙂

    Never seen a real Emu before!!! 🙂

    God Bless!


    • The Emu

      November 9, 2014 at 11:17 am

      Beautiful creatures mate, but can be a bit of a health hazard when hatching or have got young chicks around them.
      I love beeing up close to them and feeding them, think they are an Aboriginal totem that I somehow adopted.

  8. auntyuta

    November 9, 2014 at 4:01 am

    Hi, Aussi Emu, lovely to see you with your friends, the emus. Did they want water out of your blue cup?

    • The Emu

      November 9, 2014 at 4:42 am

      Food granules Uta, the little blighter flock to you when they see you holding something.
      Ana was a bit afraid of them so stood back a fair way.
      Beautiful birds though.

      • auntyuta

        November 9, 2014 at 5:05 am

        I think I would have stood back too. I tend to keep my distance, especially as far as wildlife is concerned. But I really do like the looks of these birds. It is great to have the opportunity to watch a bit of wildlife. 🙂

        • The Emu

          November 9, 2014 at 5:19 am

          Hi Uta, the only time to be wary of Emu’s is when they are hatching or have their chicks around them.
          We came across a few with chicks, on the way to Coober Pedy with chicks, beautiful to see but very protective.


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