Monday, May 4, 2009

Water, Water Everywhere!!

This morning, for the first time since the rains, I was able to walk through Kaurna Wetland Park to catch my bus to work. In the dawn light I could see that all of the pools and waterways were full!! The air was full of the sound of frogs calling, and I resolved to take a quick walk when I got home.
The frogs were still calling this evening, and a few birds were moving around. Nothing special, a few Willie Wagtails, Rainbow, Musk and Purple-crowned Lorikeets, Red Wattlebirds, Adelaide Rosellas and Galahs were all seen. Suprisingly, no waterbirds at all.
Below are a couple of views of parts of the wetland park, and the last picture is an Orange-eyed Green Tree Frog, taken at O'Reilly's in Lamington National Park on a trip to catch up with my good friend Jenny from the UK. You can read Jenny's blog at


  1. It looks beautiful there Tony, specially with water in it! (-: Love the moon in that first photo.

  2. G'day Tony, I hope you don't mind if I follow your blog which I found tonight (Isle of Wight time; you'd be thinking about morning coffee). I was a student in Adelaide in the early 80s, knocked out by the wildlife - seeing some old familiar animals and plants tugs at the heart. I look forward to following your posts.

  3. Thanks Jen......If I'd given it a bit more thought I'd have some waterless ones for comparison.

  4. Welcome Rob!! You'll have to pay a return visit. I'm sure it's changed a lot since you were here.