Lane Cove National Park, 2017: Part 7, A final look

Thursday, 2 November 2017
A view from the riverside walk

A view from the riverside walk

Eurasian coot (Fulica atra)

Eurasian coot (Fulica atra)

Large fish on freshwater side of the weir

Large fish on freshwater side of the weir

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Lane Cove National Park, 2017: Part 6, Wood duck

Wednesday, 1 November 2017
Australian wood duck / maned duck / maned goose (Chenonetta jubata)

Australian wood duck / maned duck / maned goose (Chenonetta jubata)

Australian wood duck / maned duck / maned goose (Chenonetta jubata)

Australian wood duck / maned duck / maned goose (Chenonetta jubata)

Australian wood duck / maned duck / maned goose (Chenonetta jubata)

Australian wood duck / maned duck / maned goose (Chenonetta jubata)

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Lane Cove National Park, 2017: Part 5, Eastern water dragon & brush turkey

Tuesday, 31 October 2017
Eastern water dragon (Intellagama lesueurii ssp. lesueurii)

Eastern water dragon (Intellagama lesueurii ssp. lesueurii)

Eastern water dragon (Intellagama lesueurii ssp. lesueurii). Photo by Hapsis.

Eastern water dragon (Intellagama lesueurii ssp. lesueurii). Photo by Hapsis.

As it happens, Eastern water dragons (Intellagama lesueurii ssp. lesueurii) and brush turkeys (Alectura lathami) are partial to a bit of apple or pear–

Eastern water dragon vs. brush turkey. Photo by Hapsis.

Eastern water dragon vs. brush turkey. Photo by Hapsis.

— to the point of fighting over it.

Eastern water dragon vs. brush turkey. Photo by Hapsis.

Eastern water dragon vs. brush turkey. Photo by Hapsis.

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Lane Cove National Park, 2017: Part 4, Magpie

Monday, 30 October 2017
Australian magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen / Cracticus tibicen)

Australian magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen / Cracticus tibicen)

I was enjoying a picnic with some guests when this very friendly magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen / Cracticus tibicen) joined us, happily accepting pieces of apple from my hand.

Australian magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen / Cracticus tibicen)

Australian magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen / Cracticus tibicen)

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Spider Day: Isopeda (Huntsman)

Sunday, 29 October 2017
Huntsman spider (Isopeda sp.)

Huntsman spider (Isopeda sp.)

At about 0630hrs this morning I was alerted by a “plop” sound to the materialisation, next to my foot, of this Huntsman spider (Isopeda sp., probably Isopeda villosa).

Huntsman spider (Isopeda sp.)

Huntsman spider (Isopeda sp.)

Huntsman spider (Isopeda sp.)

Huntsman spider (Isopeda sp.)

In the minute or so it took to find and deploy the camera the spider had climbed up to the ceiling again, and I thought I was going to end up with nothing useful but the three photos below:

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Lane Cove National Park, 2017: Part 3, Dusky Moorhen

Saturday, 28 October 2017
Dusky moorhen (Gallinula tenebrosa)

Dusky moorhen (Gallinula tenebrosa)

Dusky moorhen (Gallinula tenebrosa)

Dusky moorhen (Gallinula tenebrosa)

Dusky moorhens (Gallinula tenebrosa) on the Lane Cove River, upstream of the weir.

Dusky moorhen (Gallinula tenebrosa)

Dusky moorhen (Gallinula tenebrosa)

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Lane Cove National Park, 2017: Part 2, Grey butcherbird

Saturday, 21 October 2017
Grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus)

Juvenile Grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus)

There are many Grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) families to be seen in the Lane Cove National Park at this time of year.

Grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus)

Adult Grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus)

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