Look who was waiting to welcome us into Yellagonga Regional Park on Wednesday.. it was a little exciting because I haven't snapped a Nankeen Kestrel before.. whenever I catch a bird for the first time I appreciate how true birders get hooked! The 3,500 acres of park made up of wetlands, swamp and a lake is the perfect environment for about 120 species of birds and breeding ground for at least 18 of these. The lake that you can see glimpses of below is just a stones throw from the dry landscape of yesterdays shots and only about 15 minutes from where I live.. the perfect spot to walk without having to travel miles to do so.
Look who was peeking out at me, excellent camouflage, I nearly missed him!
.. and look, he was still waiting for us when we walked out of the park :) As I've said before, the Australian bush may not be typically 'pretty' but in it's own way it is unique and I can promise you there are many exotic birds and critters to be found. Well here we are, Friday again, the past week has had some very low points for the world in general, I guess we just have to try and keep positive, take care and stay safe..