It turns out that our stay in Australia will be a wet one.
For the most part that’s no big problem, but I would have liked a dry spell yesterday for our visit to Lamington National Park near the border with New South Wales.It’s spectacular countryside, but so much better when it’s not shrouded in mist. However when we arrived at O’Reilly’s resort the birds were immediately visible. First to arrive were the spectacular crimson rosellas which sat on the car as we got out.
We went around the track that includes a wonderful boardwalk, but the rain increased in intensity as we went around. I saw honey eaters and various small birds but things were dark and it was hard to see the birds in the gloom. We were forced to give up, and went back to the centre where tourists were feeding a variety of birds including the splendid Regent bower bird.
After lunch with the rain now quite heavy we set off down the hill again. On the way. David spotted this handsome Wallaby. It sat for its photograph and then disappeared into the grass.
Closer to Canungra he spotted what I think is a kangaroo (as opposed to a wallaby). It too sat for a while and then bounded off into the mist and rain.
Weather or not, it was a good day.