Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sunday morning

Egg and bacon flowers

With the morning cold and crisp I thought it was a good time to go for a walk and explore more of the range in the national park. There was a blustery south westerly blowing which made the tree canopy dance around like the ocean, so I was not too confident of seeing many birds. When the canopy moves rapidly in the gusts the birds are much harder to spot.

However I did see our regulars and a new on for spring -a white cheeked honey eater. Again, another lovely bird which is quite curious.

White-cheeked Honeyeater. (Photo courtesy of Bird Forum)

The egg and bacon flowers were out in full bloom, and the air was filled with the sounds of Golden whistlers, Eastern Whipbird, and Grey Fantails.
After walking for 2 hours I startled a swamp wallaby which was asleep under a tree, or should I say it startled me.

Stinky swamp wallaby

Overall a nice way to spend a few hours before returning home. The fire brigade may burn off the area this week. I will be curious to see what effect this will have on nesting birds.

Birds seen:- Red Wattlebird, Golden Whistler, Yellow Thornbill, Striated Thornbill, Eastern Spinebill, Yellow faced Honeyeater, Grey fantail, Eastern Whipbird,Common Bronzewing, Laughing Kookaburra, Superb Fairywren, White cheeked Honeyeater.


  1. That list of birds is's poetic. What great names.

    Oh that sweet. Why do you call it stinky! (meanie:)

  2. thanks mate! hope you are recovering from your trip to Ireland! lol!!

  3. Simon, this is such a beautiful post, made me smile and feel at peace, thank you!

    Love the name "egg and bacon flowers" - wonder if there's a "full English" too out there somewhere.

    Anna xxx

  4. Hey Simon
    the wallaby is a cutie.. i haven't seen one in years... [much to the misconception of much of the world! haha]

    Thanks for your comment.. it's incredible that a fear can be unknown until the most inconvenient moment!!

    Have a great week.. ciao xxx Julie

  5. Simon, Very good. So glad you can be out and enjoy that. Such wonderful knowledge, and so much wonderful to know!

  6. Julie- yes it was awful! you need to get out more and spot those wallabies!

    Ted- Hi mate, thanks for visiting hope you are fine

  7. I can't imagine there is such a bird as a honeyeater!

  8. there is Ellee, and thats about all they eat.