Monthly Archives: November 2017

Tempe and Cooks River Birds and More – 21 November 2017

I made a short trip to the Tempe Wetlands looking for birds to photograph. As well as birds, I could not help noticing the large number of lizards (skinks) active in the area. 

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Tahmoor Gorge – 19 November 2017

I had been hoping to return to Tahmoor Gorge for a while now to get photos of the gorge below the Mermaids Pool. This is very beautiful and quite wild area and certainly deserves to be in a National Park. … Continue reading

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Back to Tempe Wetlands – 18 November 2017

I made a quick visit to Tempe Wetlands during the late afternoon. My main aim was to watch out for Rails, especially to look for a possible Lewin’s Rail. Earlier,  a pair of Buff-banded Rails had been observed at the … Continue reading

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Back to the Cooks River – More Birds and a Turtle – 17 Nov 2017

During the morning I saw a picture on Facebook of the Tawny Frogmouth family at the Boat Harbour posted by Jennifer, a resident who lives close to the Boat Harbour. So that afternoon I cycled down to the Cooks River … Continue reading

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Tempe Wetlands and Cooks River – Birds and More – 16 Nov 2017

I decided I would make another trip down to Tempe Wetlands and have a look for more Rails. After that, I would make my way along the Cooks River and look for Tawnies. At the Tempe Wetlands I had no … Continue reading

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Nature at Oatley Park – 15 November 2017

I spent a pleasant day wandering around Oatley Park and the neighbouring Lime Kiln Bay area. Lots of Nature was on display. I walked from Mortdale Station for about 20 minutes to the tracks that head down to Dairy Creek … Continue reading

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Crawford Lookout Photo Walk 13 – 14 November 2017

David Hufton was keen on a photo trip to Crawfords Lookout above the junction of the Colo River and Wollemi Creek in Wollemi National Park. He talked me into joining him. We headed up the Putty Road and turned off … Continue reading

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Nature at Wolli Creek – 12 November 2017

After visiting Tempe in the morning, I decided to visit Wolli Creek in the afternoon. I only went to the middle part of the valley – between Bardwell Park and Turrella. I caught a bus to Earlwood, and walked down … Continue reading

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More Birds at Tempe – 12 November 2017

After having a most interesting day observing birds the day before, but missing seeing or photographing a particular bird, I again headed down to the Tempe Wetlands early in the morning. My main objective was to try and spot the … Continue reading

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Birds at Tempe Wetlands and the Cooks River – 11 November 2017

Early in the morning I joined the Tempe Birdos at the Tempe Wetlands for their monthly bird survey. It was nice to observe a reasonable number of birds at the Wetlands. Here are some of the birds we saw early … Continue reading

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