through the windscreen, crossing a ford; one of many spilling water that we drove over the three days. The group travelled next, on to a private property..
with a glimpse through the shrubbery in one of the gardens, a bower ...
It was interesting to learn from this site, belonging to N.S.W. Environment and Heritage, that "a bower is not a nest. It is instead, an attractive 'avenue', used by male bowerbirds to entice a female."
Dissapointed I wasn't able to pick up a bower-bird photograph to accompany but you can see and hear one on this Birds in Backyards Satin Bowerbird fact sheet
the Gloucester River boundary
... a story-book setting from Gloucester