After publishing my last post on Horrocks I have been out and about, with the opportunity to capture a few more images of the local wildlife and scenery.
The creature below has many names including bobtail (which the locals use), stump-tailed skink, pinecone lizard, bogeye and sleepy lizard. Thy are the most commonly seen reptile here and we have a few that reside in the caravan park.
Some short bush walks yielded a few wildflowers, but it seems the major displays in this area at least, have long since finished.
Walking into one of these spiders is always a danger with their strong webs strung up between the low growing vegetation. This specimen being about half the size of my hand.
At Port Gregory the wildlife didn't look at all threatening, with these Banded Stilts in the ponds across the road from Pink Lake being the highlight of another visit there.
Another couple of visits to Bowes River yielded some more waders along with an obliging Osprey and some loafing cormorants.
|Pied and Little Black Cormorants|
There are a few pairs of these plovers, some with chicks in tow, tribute to a successful breeding season.
|Sanderling & Red-capped Plover|
If the birding gets a bit slow, fishing is always an option!
|Evening at Horrocks Beach|
Cheers & Happy Birding