Tuesday, June 25, 2013


In late October 2012, after departing the beautiful Capertee Valley, we travelled south through inland NSW visiting the historic gold mining town of Hillend. While exploring the sights of this unique National Park, a couple of colourful locals gave us pause to stop and snap some pictures. 

Australian King Parrot -male

Crimson Rosella

We've seen our share of wild rabbits on our travels but a couple of big and very dark specimens were a surprise sighting on one of our sight seeing walks.

At Bellevue Hill Reserve in Cowra some lovely blooms were showing well in the spring sunshine. Any assistance with identifying these would be appreciated. 

We had no trouble ID'ing this bird, a lifer for both of us, after first hearing the call then finding it perched high up on a dead limb, from where it conveniently flew down for a more photogenic pose.

Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo

Near our campsite at Bethungra Dam Reserve a cockatoo kept us amused with its wonderful antics, responding to the calls of some mates nearby.

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Cheers & Happy Birding