Carss Bush Park
They call the place as the Carss Bush Park named after William Carss who originally owned the place (1854-178).
The park is a foreshore from Kogarah’s bay just off the Carwar Avenue covering an area of 25 hectares. Carss Bush Park offers a wide variety of recreational facilities and services. These include the Carss Park Café and Grill, the Kogarah War Memorial Olympic Swimming Pool, sports fields, bushland, playground areas, picnic and BBQ facilities, an intertidal swimming area, a Life Savers building, internal car parks, a stage area and other amenities and infrastructure.
We were here yesterday, and I enjoyed taking photos of the bushland and its wildlife. There were many people that day, all of the shaded picnic areas were occupied and some just laid down some picnic blankets on the grass to place their foods, etc. One big event, a birthday celebration was celebrated under the big trees just down or off the road and parking area.
Here are some photos of the wildlife I took from here.
The Lorikits are here in abundance.
A rare tree I found here.
Fruits of a shrub.
A spider on the web.
A fly. One flew away when I accidentally touched the stem they were resting on while focusing my lens.
Another kind of bird in the bush.
Lake Macquarie, NSW
I experienced bird watching when we had our holiday at Lake Macquarie, central coast of New South Wales. For two days, I got the chance to take photos, watch and go deep down the thickly forested hill on every early morning. I used my long lens just to have good shots of them. I have to walk quietly and closely below every birds chirping on top of tree branches. The birds are wild and I had number of difficult times and chances getting close to them, they flew away once they felt you’re closing in and so obviously, most of the time I was impatient since that was my very first time engaging with birds of these kinds.
I noticed too, that the birds keep chirping almost at the same time and the loudest before the sun rises. If we stayed longer here I could have captured far better awesome photos than what I took. Yet, at the end of the day I liked it, I know this was an experience that I’ll never forget, lake side bird watching!
I took this photo in our backyard and it was my first time to have seen such a lovely bird as this roaming around the neighbourhood. It’s a Lorikit, a multicolored bird that most often times can be found in wildlife parks and zoos or pet shops. It was an early morning at that time at the front lawn of the house, and as I was about to open up the door of my car, I heard a unique sound, a bird chirping, and to my surprise when I got my eyes laid up to the branch of a palm tree, was this lovely coloured lorikit enjoying the day! I really couldn’t believe it, but I would suppose the bird might have gotten lost.
Featherdale Wildlife Park, Western Sydney
This is the Featherdale Wildlife Park located in Western Sydney, now a prime tourist attraction here and the best wildlife park in Australia. It was just a poultry farm in 1953 and now holds a lot of enormous collection of Australian mammals, birds and reptiles.
I’ve been here two times now and the last was when a friend held a birthday party of his first born son at the function room inside the park. I would recommend for you to visit it someday. I noticed that visitors love most to get closer to the Australian animal icons like Kangaroos and Koalas, fed and touch them more than any other animals, and the crocodiles, they’re just curious to see them especially when they open up their big mouth.
The wildlife at the zoo.
Inside the zoo, birds do abound, they have native birds including eagles, owls, brolgas, emus, cockatoos and lorikeets. Also they have penguins, marsupials including kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, bilbies, wombats, Tasmanian devils and, of course, koalas and reptiles including, crocodiles, lizards, snakes and frogs. They even have a farmyard with an assortment of farm animals for the kids to watch, become familiar with and feed. Do you love the wildlife, too?
A crocodile perhaps hungry or angry?