There are compensations to be had away from civilisation. This
place is definitely one of them. My favourite caravan park is
in Jamieson, Victoria. Right on the Jamieson river, where we like
to stay in a lovely two bedroom cabin under a massive Pin-Oak
next to a park that also has a wonderful selection of mature, well
spaced deciduous trees.
summer and the most glorious colour in the autumn.
good heavens, which way to point the camera next???
on the riverbank.
A first for me. I am tipping on a Rufous Bristlebird, Dasyornis
broadbenti. I am hoping some Australian ornithologist can
confirm my most amateur identification or point me in the right
Correction: not a Bristlebird at all but a female Satin Bowerbird,
Chlamydera violaccus, thank you Stewart M for the identification.
Even so it was a first for me , I once saw a male in a Queensland rain
forest but have never seen them in Victoria before.
Australian King Parrots, Alisterus scapularis,
waters of the Jamieson River.
will send the next instalment from the banks of the Ovens river.
We are having some worrying lights flashing in our vehicle and
will have a somewhat longer enforced stay at the home of the
Autumn Leaf festival while waiting for a booking with a reputable
Hyundai service department, did you hear me complaining? Not likely!
We are taking it easy and going out for lunch listening to the river
rushing past and having lovely long walks. I could spend a lot of time
See you all again soon . . . your roving reporter (in the slow lane)
signing off for now . . .
PS all photos enlarge of course.