10 comments on “A Wonderful Winter Walk – Birding Together

  1. It is indeed a lovely way to spend a day with your ‘special’ person. Makes the vibe of the bushland hum just that little more mellowly.
    Much of our flowering eucys are still not in bloom, although quite a spate of early wattle is starting to brighten up the bush and the roadside verges.
    No bloom, no honeyeaters, and its like that right across the board where we look.
    Perhaps the rains will bring it on more.

    Love that abrupt call of the Brown Thronbill, but never easy to see in the open.

    here’s to more great days in the field.

    DJ

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  2. Hello Ashley,
    Lovely read and great photos. It’s inspiring me to explore the national parks some more! I’m currently in Port Stephens lighthouse sitting at a cafe and the tree besides me has a flurry of birds flying in and out, there is a birder on the table in front of me with his camera out taking snaps and it made me think of you and brought me to your page. It’s nice to hear you have more time to work on your book and spend with your wife. All the best, Milica.

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    • Thanks so much Milica, lovely to hear from you again, have wondered how things have been going for you. I was touched to receive a comment on my blog post. I have just finished the 3rd draft of the next book and have been speaking with my publisher preparing for the next stage. My first book has sold so well it is almost sold out of print. So glad you are enjoying Port Stevens and taking time out, it is a nice part of the world. All the best for the future and enjoy life!

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    • Thanks Lee, yes we thought winter would never come as our autumn was so hot but winter hit hard this week and thankfully good rain came also and more in the next few days. It was -5°C inland of our state this morning with some heavy frosts. You really appreciate the warmth of the sun in weather like this especially with the winter solstice occurring tomorrow for us.

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  3. I am sipping my early morning coffee right now and feel like I got to sit along with you and your wife on this outing, Ashley! Your description and photos are wonderful. The tiny Brown Thornbill is so cute! It is so nice to hear you and your wife have more time to enjoy together. The weekdays are the best to be out, no one else is usually around, or at least there aren’t crowds. We prefer to go birding or day trips during the week ourselves. 🙂

    Finally, I want to comment that your last paragraph on the fallen leaves is so beautiful, I love it. Enjoy the rest of your week and the upcoming weekend, Ashley!

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    • Thanks Donna, how lovely of you to join us, you are always most welcome to come with us 🙂 Yes the middle of the week is a great time for older couples to have some peace and quiet birding. My wife loves our road trips and day outings when we get to have them, Thanks again Donna, have a most enjoyable weekend.

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