Saturday, February 18, 2017

Adams Creek NCR Feb 2017

Adams Creek Nature Conservation Reserve is situated just west of Nyora.

The 450ha reserve consists mostly of coastal, (sandy), heathy woodland and is surrounded by large sand quarries.

A small dam just inside the entrance was our first stop for the day on a recent visit with Dave. We were entertained for some time with the bathing and drinking by a range of birds – White-faced and White-naped Honeyeaters, Grey fantails, Little Wattlebirds, et al.
The scrub around the dam was very 'bird-friendly'
My not very good shot of a White-naped Honeyeater
We only 'explored' a small part of the property but were sufficiently inspired to return at a more seasonally appropriate time for a much more detailed reconnaissance.
Getting a shot of a Bee Fly occupied me for awhile
Christmas or Jewel Spiders were abundant. We tried not to damage their webs

We only saw the one Swordgrass Brown
There was plenty of prey on the ground for this Echidna
I think this is a Slender Ringtail Damselfly - hard to focus
This garden Orb hadn't finished taking down its web

1 comment:

  1. Great pics. Love the Swordgrass Brown. Your White-naped honeyeater looks similar to our Black-headed honeyeate. The Jewel Spider looks like it's building a satellite dish :-)