Saturday, January 24, 2015

Weekend Bushwalk - Yellagonga Regional Park

We went for our first bushwalk for the year at Lake Joondalup.  It is a really lovely place to walk.  You can imagine you are in the country side if you are standing in the right place as it is reasonably large for an inner city park.  The birds are those you hear in the bush too, Splendid FairyWrens, Grey Fantails, which have one of my favorite bird calls, and Silvereyes. 

Here are some Australian White Ibis flying overhead.

Here is a picture of a female Splendid Fairy Wren.  Can you see it?  

Here it is blown up from the same picture.

Here is an interesting plant, with small purple berries.  We saw quite a few nightshade bushes with berries too growing by the pathway.

A Christmas Spider.

Here's something unusual.  The fruit looks a little like an eggplant but the bush seems to be a native.

Here's another spot the bird picture.  This time a male Splendid Fairy Wren.

An enlargement so you can see.  I've been promised a new lens soon so we will have to choose one that's good for wildlife shots.  If anyone has any recommendations please let me know.

A trail.  Made by what we wondered?  Rabbits were suggested, but a little too big to be rabbits we thought. Perhaps a kangaroo trail instead.

A large flock of ducks in flight.

Landing on the lake again.

The seagulls were enjoying the strong updrafts.  Here a seagull is about to fly into Ds4 (not really).

Managed to get one nice seagull shot.

All posing for a shot when...

Ds2 spots a seagull with something in its mouth.  Off he runs to check it out.

It had a baby Spiny-tailed gecko apparently.

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