Monday, October 11, 2010

Heyfield Birdwatchers - October 2010

Yesterday ten Heyfield Birdwatchers journeyed to the Won-wron State Forest in South Gippsland and it was another magic day out with kindred spirits.
Some of the crew at work. Can you spot the Botanist?
 The bird list included Olive-backed Oriole, Rufous Whistler, Pallid and Fan-tailed Cuckoo, Sacred Kingfisher and a Spotted Quail-thrush.

Pallid Cuckoo
Sacred Kingfisher

Being the time of year for the Spring Orchid flush, the ground was covered with some superb specimens. It didn't take a lot of effort to find Fingers, Donkeys, Wax-lips, Spiders, Brown-beaks, Tetratheca, Running Postman, ...
Brown Beak Orchid

Green Comb Spider Orchid
Running Postman
Roll on November.


  1. It was a great day out. The photos do it justice. Love that bright lime green eye of the running postman which incidentally I mentioned on ABC this morning. For the botanists amongst us it is Kennedia prostrata and well worth finding in a nursery as it makes an excellent ground cover. It flowers for months, late winter into late spring.
    From The Botanist.

  2. G'day Botanist,
    I love Kennedia prostrata. So used to finding it in little patches, it was amazing to see it in swathes. Ground cover in the garden - now there's another seed (for thought), sown!

  3. Love the orchids, you take beautiful photos. :)

  4. Thanks TDawn Maddox,
    The orchids at least sit still, unlike the birds!