Thursday, October 29, 2015

Another 'dam' visitor!

As we await the first storms of the upcoming wet season the poor dam is slowly going down.  But this means visits from a variety of water-birds chasing small aquatic creatures.  I just snapped this White-necked Heron slowly wading through the shallows.  It's in breeding plumage as you can tell by the plum-coloured feathers.

Other birds we've seen have been lots of Pygmy Geese, White-faced Herons, Pied Cormorants, Royal Spoonbills and a variety of shapes and sizes of Egrets.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Someone's watching us!

Peter and I have just been for a walk along our walking trail, looking for any ripe limes on our wild-growing trees (found two!  the rest still small and green), and suddenly spotted one of our resident little Northern Swamp Wallabies giving us the beady eye.  I had to quickly zoom the camera so she's a little fuzzy.  They quite often come close to the bungalows if there is any dropped ripe fruit in season - good photo opps for guests!

Friday, October 2, 2015

More Flame

Just when we thought this year's normal two 'flushes' of the beautiful Flame of the Forest vine had finished we're amazed to see yet another flush.  We're not quite sure where it originated as googling various sources name New Guinea, the Philippines and India.  As it is in the trees where guests stop their cars when they arrive there are many oohs and aahs and lots of photos being taken!