13 comments on “Birding in Western Tassie Part 4 – Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers NP

  1. I am so glad you had good weather for the river trip. Those reflections are beautiful! You’ve taken wonderful shots of them. What a wonderfully relaxing cruise that must have been. So many things to see – fungi, lighthouses, birds, forests and penguins! Another fabulous post!

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    • Yes Jane it was a wonderful trip all round, we really were blessed with the weather, especially with our three main cruises. The locals were amazed that we had two perfect days in a row while we were there, though it probably reduced the penguin numbers we would see. The only frustration was that the birds were so difficult to photograph there, and I now know why many birders have said they can’t remember seeing any or many birds there when visiting. I think I would need a week in one part. We have considered living there, but it is a long way from our families.

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    • Thanks Sue, we should have seen more penguins in Tassie, as we usually do, but because the weather was so good and the young ones were fledged, not many returned at night, but stayed out longer. We were glad that at least we found one we could film.

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    • Thanks again Tiny, my jet setting friend. What a busy life, yes you must be quite worn out my dear birding friend. Geneva, I guess it is still cold there, colder than Florida. Praying you get to rest when you get back! Yes, the Sea Eagle was a lovely spot, as it sat so majestically on the river bank. It was funny that all the people around me were watching my every move because I had my birding lens, and they all gathered around when they heard me clicking away, and saying”Oh how beautiful!” . They still had to ask me what I was taking, all they had to do was look in the direction I was pointing my lens in, though it was a fair way away, and most of their cameras would not have captured it. Finally they saw it and got excited like I was.:-) Have a restful weekend if that is possible Tiny!

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  2. Thanks David, yes there is so much I could have said about this river and its history, so many fought to preserve years ago when we were younger. Now it is preserved for all of us to enjoy. Though most of the Huon Pine is gone from along the river, the river has not lost its charm and wilderness like complexion. Yes, each time I have done this cruise it has always been a very special experience even if the birds are few:-)

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  3. The Gordon. Symbol of so much. And a grand delight that is so much more impressive to behold than to read about. Thanks.
    Hope you are having that much fun.

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