Sunday, 6 September 2015


Superb Fairy-Wren (M)
Brown Honeyeater

White-eared Honeyeater
 Continuing travels out to Myall Park Botanical Gardens, birding was the main past time of members.  The new bird hide was given the seal of approval as the pond situated closely to the viewing window provided ideal viewing as well as photography.  The Gardens are not only a memorial to their creators, but a credit to the numerous volunteers that keep this stunning place humming along so well.  Since our last visit, we have noticed numerous new editions to the garden, especially the new planting of Hakea varieties, should be stunning once matured.
The birds take up residence here both continually and migratory.
Spiny-checked Honeyeater

Yellow-faced Honeyeater

A look inside a birds nest ---- this hanging nest believed to be that of the Mistletoebird  ----- the material inside may be from last seasons clutch.

Pale-headed Rosella.
Yellow-faced Whip Snake ----- venomous snake, but not considered dangerous.

Double-barred Finch

Australian Raven ---- note the shaggy, long hackles under the neck.

Striped Honeyeater

Spotted Bowerbird ---- the grey band just visible at the base of the neck ---- this male's display bower was quite close to the water point.

Rufous Whistler (M)
 As with most Australian plants their life expectancy is not forever.  During travels around the garden a row of Eucalyptus subrius I admired on an earlier visit ha a few dead branches, hopefully they have a few more years left in them yet. Opposite these beautiful trees I notice new planting of Subrius have been carried out, undoubtedly the custodians are keen to keep these beauties in the garden in the future.  It was also noted the Eucalyptus varieties of Mallee have been planted by the Caboolture S.G.A.P., these trees seem to prefer the dry sandy structure of soil of the garden.
The heralded Robyn Gordon Grevillea, still a favourite with gardeners, and associated developed species are still growing and flowering in their special patch.
White-throated Honeyeater