Author Archives: Dave Noble

Cooks River Birds – 18 January 2018

I had been down to Royal National earlier in the day, and it had been quite hot, but later in the afternoon it was quite pleasant so, around 5 pm, I cycled down to the Cooks River to see how … Continue reading

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Wattamolla to Little Marley Walk – 18 January 2018

This was a nice walk in Royal National Park organised by Brian Everingham for the National Parks Association of NSW. On the walk were Brian, Esther, Julie, Allen, John, Ken, Erden, Sue and myself. We started at Wattamolla where we … Continue reading

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Sassafras Gully Walk – 17 January 2018

I spent a pleasant day up at Springwood – walking down to Sassafras Gully and back. I was looking to see what orchids were out and what birds I could photograph. I did not expect any fungi – as I … Continue reading

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Malabar National Park Walk – 16 January 2018

Powerful surf conditions were forecast, so I thought it would be nice to do coastal walk. So I caught a bus to Maroubra and set off along the new track into Malabar National Park. It was quite windy and some … Continue reading

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Cooks River Birds – 15 January 2018

I headed down to the Cooks river with my camera mainly to check on the progress with the Tawny Frogmouth chicks. But on my visit, it was quite windy and one of the parent birds was sitting on top of … Continue reading

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Claustral Canyon – 14 January 2018

This was a pleasant trip down Claustral Canyon with a group of friends – Wendy (who organised the trip), Michael and Colin and his daughter Sam. I did not take any photos on the day, but instead shot some video. … Continue reading

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Birds at Tempe Wetlands and the Cooks River – 13 January 2018

It was the second Saturday on the month so I joined the Tempe Birdos for their monthly bird survey at Tempe Wetlands and Reserve.  I then headed up the Cooks River to look for the tawny Frogmouth chicks one again. … Continue reading

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Bicentennial Park Visit – 12 January 2018

I spent a pleasant afternoon wandering around the pools and foreshore at Bicentennial Park with my camera. I was mainly looking for birds, but the overwhelming noise was from cicadas. 

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Looking For New Tawny Frogmouth Chicks – 11 January 2018

Thanks to Jennifer, who lives along the Cooks River, I had heard that the Tawny Frogmouth pair that live near the Dog Area were raising a new set of chicks. I had seen these birds in October last year with … Continue reading

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Kangaroo Creek Walk – 11 January 2018

Kangaroo Creek is one of the major streams within Royal National Park. It starts near Waterfall and flows to join the Hacking River at Audley. On this walk, I started at Waterfall and walked down the creek to the Karloo … Continue reading

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