16 comments on “Pursuing Australia’s Most Elusive Birds – Barren Grounds NP

  1. You found beautiful birds – and wonderful views! I always love seeing the Superb Lyrebird and your pictures of the Eastern Bristlebird and all the honey eating birds were lovely! I hope your week is going great…mine is very busy 🙂

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    • Thanks Tiny, so glad you enjoyed this post, we enjoyed the day out, especially walking in the mountains where it is so quiet and just the sound of birds can be heard, so refreshing compared to the noisy city. The week has been good so far but I get very tired with 11 hour days, and the long journeys. I am committed till July and then will semi-retire, if they don’t offer me part time. Hoping to change my role from senior scientist to senior bird tour operator, and get our doors in the bush more, and hopefully people will pay me to take them there. Hope you have time out to rest my friend, and enjoy your walks with Dylan, checking the nest and the salt marsh community.

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  2. Such beautiful photos as always and I love the analogy at the end especially. So true, we all have our imperfections and yet are so precious in our Father’s eyes. I love reading about your and your wife’s adventures…they sound lovely and certainly produce beautiful results for the rest of us to enjoy. 🙂 Have a lovely week!!

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    • Thanks so much Jen, your beautiful comments are always appreciated. Robyn and I feel very blessed and privileged to have the opportunity of sharing our love of God and his Creation together. It is so important that everyone knows their identity is in God their Fther through Jesus our Lord and ‘older brother’ as through his works on our behalf we are restored as his children and heirs of grace. How wonderful!😊 Heve a truly wonderful week Jen!

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  3. A great collection of our avian friends Ashley, and a lovely place to escape to down the south coast. What a surprise to see so many red wattlebirds together!

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    • Thanks Sue, yes we love the Southern Highlands, like the Blue Mountains it is a popular cooler retreat for a weekend away for Sydneyites, but for us has the added feature of some great National Parks. Yes we have never seen so many in a flock, in fact I rarely ever see more than a family flock. Enjoy the autumn weather now it is finally here!

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  4. What a nice collection of pretty birds. I was going to comment on the Honeyeater and then I scrolled down and there was the handsome Spinebill. By the third one, I decided that they are all great. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Thanks Lee, we were surprised to find so many birds there this time of year. Down below on the coast bird numbers have been reduced due to our hot dry summer, but it is cooler up here in the highlands. It was also surprising to see the numbers of honeyeaters, in one place. We are a country blessed with honeyeaters, so many different species. Have an enjoyable weekend!

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