16 comments on “Birding in the Central Highlands of Tassie – Part 5 – Cradle Mountain NP

  1. I like the Wombat you captured. I saw one the other day in a video with a guy holding one. They look big and heavy. The tiger being alive in those forests would be wonderful. Sad they were exterminated. This one looks like a dingo.

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    • Thanks Donna, the wombat is a very bulky animal, and can cause more damage to your car than a kangaroo if you hit one at night. They are nocturnal mostly, but we did well to see them in the daytime.Yes, it would be wonderful if the locals keep it quiet about the tiger till it rebreeds in numbers again.

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  2. What a great trip! So much natural beauty everywhere! The Black Currawong is a funny looking bird 🙂 I understand exactly what you mean by frustrations when photographing bird in a thick forest.. The big leafy trees around the salt marsh are full of small birds, I can hear them, but most often don’t see them.

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    • Thanks Tiny, yes it was a struggle to get good photos most of the time, which explains why many who go to Tassie never see many birds. I am currently putting together the final post for the Tassie series. Have a great week, and get some well earned rest from all the jetsetting, my dear friend:-)

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  3. What a great adventure. Love those videos of the Wambat and/well actually all of them. Even that mushroom is interesting. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    • Thanks Lee, it was a really enjoyable adventure, we really felt the Lord with us enjoying our enjoyment. Have a really blessed Passion weekend as we remember the beautiful heart of our Lord toward us, so rich in mercy and love:-)

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  4. This area is one part of Tassie I haven’t ventured to yet, but your videos and photos make it all so tempting to just hop on a plane and go there today! The Cradle Mountain area looks superb and so interesting with all the different flora and fauna there. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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    • Thanks Sue, yes if there is one place in our big country to visit it is Tassie, it is so different to the mainland in every way. The people are even different, so much more friendlier and very country-like, what I miss from my previous hometown. Cradle is one of the top picture spots, but you need to spend a few days there, which can be very expensive unless you are camping. Have a great long weekend!

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  5. I just journeyed through Cradle Mountain NP area with your photos and info, and, WOW, another beautiful place! Your photos were superb; and although you had to trash so many photos, you also got so many great ones. Congrats on your added lifers, Ashley, the Yellow-throated Honeyeater series was awesome! 🙂

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    • Thanks so much Donna! We viewed the Yellow-throated pics this morning in bed, and my wife was in awe of them herself, That was a real ‘gift’ moment because I actually had him out in the open in the bright sunlight, unlike most of the other pics taken in dark shade. The lighting is less in Tassie, which makes it difficult at times. This is one of the top tourist spots in Australia, people come from all over the world to do the Overland Track which goes up and around this mountain. There is so much more I could have included but it makes an already long post too long. Have a great long weekend!

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  6. I’m reading your blog posts about Tassie backwards so my comments could be a bit out of order! Wow! What a fantastic trip! I love that you can see wombats grazing and the scenery and other wildlife is amazing. I can’t wait to visit the area. It’s full of natural treasures. Thanks so much for sharing these with us! 🙂

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    • It is a wonderful place for Jane to visit, and I could imagine you deep in the inaccessible forest there, you would be in your element. You would do the Overland Track I would imagine. We considered it but we were not up to it at the time, it was a brief visit. Have a great week Jane:-)

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