In spite of a grey day threatening rain and a brisk winter chill wind we headed out to Westerfolds Park last Saturday morning. We’d been out once in the autumn and really enjoyed this beautiful retreat but wanted to come back and see the other side of the park.
With our coats zipped tight and camera at the ready we headed off around a loop looking for birds.
The main sight for the morning was rainbow lorikeets. They were everywhere, barreling in between the trees using their wings as rudders, calling raucously from the trees, dangling from branches, and always amazing me with how their bright primary colours can camouflage so perfectly with the creams and khaki greens and greys of the gum trees.
We also saw a new bird that I haven’t seen before, which turns out to be a Grey Butcherbird. On first glimpse it looks like something between a Kookaburra and a Magpie.
Then a delightful kookaburra settled comfortably on a branch above the creek
We found some beautiful Crimson Rosellas disguised in the green grass
And another one up in the trees
Always fun to see some common birds and get some good shots
We attempted to get a photo of one of the many swallows flitting and diving all around us – kudos to my hubby for getting some pretty good shots!!
Again, have to share the photography credits with my husband who is a better photographer than me and was firing on all cylinders with his bird spotting too!!
All in all a fun morning out 🙂