Though I hope to come home with a camera bulging with fantastic photographs of birds, it doesn't often happen that way. Since there are few 'bird' photographs and more location and other photographs to share, I wondered for a while - should I split them between Snap Happy Online, and Snap Happy Birding? I'd even started this post in Snap Happy Online. Then I thought.........no, I'll show you the sequence of the little venture, right here, over several posts instead.
The group were to meet opposite this quaint little church in the Yarramalong Valley, with lots of chit-chat as we sign our names on the clipboard and wait for others to arrive.
We walked across to the church from 1885 - history is here
native Maiden-hair fern
along this mossy carpet pathway beside the church
the group had been looking at some bird/s in the tall trees here
it wasn't until we'd returned to the cars that this Lewins Honeyeater obligingly perched itself on the Honeysuckle growing on the opposite/church side, of the road. Over there, where we'd been! Glad I was able to pick up my first catch-of-the-day, my record-shots, in the lens.
Birdlife Australia fact-sheet here has taught me that not only is it a honeyeater, but is [sometimes referred to as the 'Bananabird or 'Orange-bird' since is is renowned for its appetite for fruit]
to be continued...as we journey on to a new spot