I spent a very enjoyable day in Royal National Park with Digi Dave paddling up the South West Arm of Port Hacking.
We started from Warumbul Picnic Area, which is reached from a side road from the road between Audley and Bundeena. Using this road you can drive down very close to the water. Continue reading
I was heading up the mountains. Later in the day, I would be attending a meeting at Springwood, so I thought it would be nice to do a walk in that area first. I got off the train at Faulconbridge and soon found myself on the Victory Track on the way to Sassafras Gully.
Yellow Breasted Robin
I visit this area lot during the fungi season, and on those trips often see a lot of birds. But with a micro lens on the camera it is a bit hard to photograph them. So this time I was ready to photograph the birds rather than fungi. But, there was a deafening noise made by cicadas. Lots of cicadas! For a lot of the track it was too noisy to hear bird calls. Continue reading
I spent a pleasant afternoon at Tempe wetlands photographing birds (and a few lizards).
I was unable to spot the rails I had seen on previous trips. They had been at the upper pool, and this has filled up even more, so the level is higher and water now covers the beach area that I had last seen one on. Continue reading
I attended a large conservation rally in part of the Gardens of Stone Stage 2 Proposal. The event was organised by the Colong Foundation, The Gardens of Stone Alliance and the Blue Mountains Conservation Society.
Around 150 people came along for the event. The main activity was to unfurl two large banners near the rock pagodas in the area. Continue reading
I spent a pleasant half day on the Coastal Path between The Gap and Dover Heights trying to spot and photograph some of the raptors that I had seen on my previous trip. In this I was at least partly successful.
I caught a ferry to Watsons Bay and then walked the short distance to The Gap, and then set of south along the Coastal Path. It was a nice day and a lot of other walkers were enjoying the path. Continue reading
I spent an enjoyable few hours at Bicentennial Park at Homebush Bay observing and photographing birds.
Here are some of my photos. First, a White Headed Stilt with chicks – Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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.
To get good photos, you need to have a reasonable water level in the Bargo River and also have fairly subdued lighting. The forecast for the day was for it to be at least a bit cloudy and also it had been raining during the days before. David Hufton was keen to do the walk and we headed down there. Continue reading