I had some spare time during the day and thought it would be nice to see some mammals if I could. I previously saw Quenda during the day at Piney Lakes, Winthrop – so I thought I should head back. I timed my visit during a dry window on a July day – I actually saw a little sun which was nice. I parked at the Environment education centre which is just off Leach Hwy (the carpark is closed weekends).
I headed for the wetland walk which is a boardwalk where I saw Quenda last time. I walked a long way through a number of different paths and around the lake – but only heard a noise in a bush by the path which could have been a Quenda – I didn’t spot any :(.
I got a couple of nice bird shots but it was lovely to be out during the day anyway. And perhaps Piney Lakes isn’t a dead cert for Quenda like I thought it was – or perhaps the inclement weather had them in their burrows.
This is a Western wattlebird – not as well known as the more common Red wattlebird.
And this Willy wagtail posed just in front of me. All in all it was a nice day to be walking through bush.