Saturday, 18 July 2015

Looking for a Fox.

Last week of the school holidays my 9 YO grand daughter LuLu who is a permanent resident with my wife and I said she was bored; which is pretty normal for this generation. Said she wanted to see a fox, I said we could go and look for one but it would be luck if we say one.
So off we went to Swallow Lagoon where I had sighted one a few weeks ago. After walking for an hour, no fox; but then I started to get,how far is it to the car.  (a bit like are we there yet)
On our walk she found some fungi and as she was carrying my Panasonic camera I suggested a photo. Which follows.Then there was a Butcher bird on a fence post on our way back, this distracted her for a while.
There was also a nice reflection on the lagoon so another photo was taken.
Even though there was no fox she was happy to take some photos.
 Horse Dung Fungus.  Pisolithus arhizus.
 Swallow Lagoon Reflections.

Grey Butcher Bird.

Not bad photos for a 9 Year Old.


Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Freckled Ducks.

Amongst others the Freckled Ducks are back on Lake Guyatt, the following photos show about 2/3 of the flock.

Also the Cattle Egret have made the small island their night roost.

Friday, 3 July 2015

White Fronted Chats

Have been waiting for the Chats to come back to Desailly Flats, well hoping they would comeback, and they did. Last Sunday. One male and two females.
 Male Whited Fronted Chat.
Female White Fronted Chat.

First Orchids

Went for a drive around the Munro area to check for Orchids, continued onto Fernbank and had a look at the Saplings Morass Reserve. Birds were very scarce, except for a couple of Butcher Birds and some Eastern Rosellas.
Butcher Bird.
I then drove onto Swallow Lagoon to check out the Orchids around the Northern water hole, found a nice patch of Trims and some Small Mosquito orchids about to come out.
 Trim Greenhood Swallow Lagoon.
 Trim Greenhood Swallow Lagoon.
 Small Mosquito Orchid, not yet out, Swallow Lagoon.
I think this is a Trim Greenhood, Coopers Rd Briagolong.