Today I saw my first Wax-lip Orchid for the season, (Glossodia sp), at the Giffard Flora Reserve. As the weather warms up, I’m guessing these and other species will start coming to the fore as the Greenhoods begin to decline.
Also saw the end result of some illegal firewood collecting – sighs in despair.
At Lake Guyatt in Sale, the Red-browed Finches were busy feeding in the grass beside the track. As walkers, (or photographers), approached too closely, they would zing off into the nearby shrubs, warning one another with their characteristic high-pitched squeak.
As I waited briefly for the finches to settle, a pair of Grey Fantails and a New Holland Honeyeater would pop out from the bushes and check me out.
Guyatt is a marvellous spot for some handy birding. I called in for barely 10 minutes today and ticked a dozen species without including any of the water birds. I often wonder if the fitness fanatics that use the track ever have any idea what they are passing by as they stride around with their heads down and ipods up!
Oh well, to each their own.