Brush turkeys in Port Macquarie

Wednesday, 27 July 2016
An Australian Brush Turkey (Alectura lathami) walks up a tree

An Australian Brush Turkey (Alectura lathami) walks up a tree

Ever wondered what Australian Brush Turkeys do when they are not walking around, wrecking your garden or setting up pitfall traps so they can mate with your head?

A roosting Australian Brush Turkey (Alectura lathami)

A roosting Australian Brush Turkey (Alectura lathami)

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Whale Tail

Wednesday, 20 July 2016
Humpback whale

Humpback whale

Whale watching off Port Macquarie. The tour operator very kindly extended the trip by an hour (without prompting and at no extra cost!) because the 1.5 hours originally scheduled yielded only spouts and soundings.

Humpback whale

Humpback whale

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Corella and Cypress

Monday, 6 January 2014
Little Corella (Cacatua sanguinea)

Little Corella (Cacatua sanguinea)

One of the houses in the neighbourhood has a pair of cypresses that bears fruit almost every year. If there is a bumper crop like the one that happened in 2011 (alas, no pix) the trees will, at some point in the nut-ripening cycle, attract an entire flock of Little Corellas (Cacatua sanguinea) which will then hang from the branches and leaves like strange, large, off-white/pinkish fruit. Said spectacle is frequently accompanied by noise and mess.

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Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Bobbin Head, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is part of the Hawkesbury River system and in fact is where the Hawkesbury meets the sea. These photos are from a short day trip I made to this location.

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The Temple of Baal, Jenolan

Thursday, 5 May 2011

A constant dripdripdrip of water falls onto this formation

On the 18th of April Hapsis and I visited the Jenolan Caves with the cunning plan of visiting two of the pay-to-enter caves (and the free one as well) all in the same day.

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Georges River National Park

Friday, 22 April 2011

Silver Gull (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae)

On this sunny Good Friday the family headed for the Georges River National Park for a picnic. The site was fairly crowded and opportunities for exploring were very limited as often happens when in mixed company, but Hapsis and I had great fun photographing the seagulls and other wildlife that ventured our way.

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Wentworth Falls and the Blue Mountains Drive

Thursday, 21 April 2011

A view from Jamisons Lookout, Wentworth Falls

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