Teeny tiny joey!

I’m on hols this week on the NSW Central Coast, at a golf resort we like because it’s quiet and full of wildlife (none of us play golf). We encountered this fine mother and baby on our morning walk, along with the rest of their mob enjoying the new grass shoots after the recent rain.

An eastern grey kangaroo with a joey in her pouch (only the tiny head is visible)

Out on the golf course for a morning munch

So far we have also seen rosellas, lorikeet, mynahs, wagtails, magpie larks, native ducks, spoonbill heron, brown ducks, marsh hens, coots, galahs and kookaburras around the resort. Not far away we have seen pelicans, gulls, wedge-tailed eagles and cormorants. I also heard a bird from the kitchen this morning that sounded rather but not exactly like a magpie, but it was (pinky-swear!) singing Rue’s mockingjay tune from the Hunger Games movie – my only explanation is that someone must have taught the tune to a lyrebird.

So, having quite a nice relaxing time. Wish it could last for longer, but I’ll be back home all too soon.

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7 replies

  1. All the envy, tigtog! 🙂

    • It’s pretty sweet, kittehserf- we had a sunset beachside bbq this evening. Stayed to watch the stars take the night stage, whereby the normal awe of seeing starscapes outside the cityside light pollution kicked in – it’s such a treat to see that fifth star in the Southern Cross for a change.

  2. Right time of year for lyrebird calling. Is there dense rainforest nearby?

    • scot, there’s certainly dense forest at the back of these holiday units, but I haven’t walked in it to check it out. If it’s rainforest it’s temperate rather than (sub)tropical, but it’s the sort of forest I’ve encountered lyrebirds in around the Blue Mountains, so lyrebirds nearby would not surprise me at all.

  3. Gotta love the stars in the bush – I remember “oh, they’re the large and small Magellanic Clouds!” – you can’t see them in the city, but their usefulness for finding the South Pole is obvious once you can see them!

  4. I’d love to see the stars properly here. Only time I’ve done it was in the northern hemisphere, at Yosemite.

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