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.
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.