My wife had family over from the UK (her auntie and her cousin – who I had already taken out looking at possums). My in-laws joined us to, with my wife and kids – so quite a crowd! The plan was to walk to the lookout – enjoy the view and then have a picnic morning tea after.
I had told my wifes cousin we had seen quenda (southern brown bandicoot) at Lesmurdie Falls before but we were walking in the morning to accomodate our 4 week old baby, so I didn’t like my chances!
My son had a lovely rock climb before the rest of the family came.
The bush is just lovely here.
On the walk there my son stopped to throw stones in the river and I spotted a male rufous whistler fly into a tree just in front of us (a lifer for me!). Of course I forgot my camera and the smartphone is not great at getting bird shots.
The view is fantastic from the lookout – see the pano at the top & below!
I missed seeing a few skinks that a couple of the family saw – probably king skinks.
We then setup our morning tea and then amazingly were visited by a friendly quenda – I get the impression they wait until people are eating and then get scraps!
It was awesome for my nature loving cousin-in-law to see another wild native marsupial – she had seen wild Western Grey Kangaroos the day before at Serpentine Falls.
My son is not afraid of anything so of course came in for a closer look!
A great day outside and more wildlife in the Perth region!