Our time in Brisbane is almost at an end.
Yesterday afternoon, I went with David to collect Isaac from school. I liked the textures of the tall bamboo growing near the classrooms, though I have the idea that they are a haven for all sorts of biting insects in a land where there are too many already.
I went next to the Barungwarra reserve on the South Pine River, and was delighted to see a large egret. However, I was distressed to see it was injured with a spike sticking out of its lower bill, and was probably unable to eat. We called the bird rescue people who promised to look for it and to see what could be done.
Next I went back to Tinchi Tamba wetlands and again to my delight, there were kangaroos browsing in the afternoon sun. The perked to attention when I got out of the car, but resumed their grazing as I drove off to do the walkway.
Halfway round the loop walk, I encountered a large solitary kangaroo. We looked at each other startled, and then it bounded off, but paused to look back at me. I am aware that kangaroos, if threatened can inflict severe injuries, so I held back. This one was about my height when standing upright so definitely not to be taken lightly. It watched me for a while then resumed its journey into the cover of the bush.
Homeward bound in the morning, but with one more day’s stories from Queens;and to tell when we get home.