Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Winter - Kaurna Wetlands Park
We've had some reasonable rain this autumn, so I decided to have a quick walk around "my" wetlands to see how they were progressing. Most of the channels had some water in them, but the wetland area is still dry and looking very lush and green. The eastern stormwater pond was almost full, and had a Little Pied Cormorant, a White-faced Heron and a couple of Pacific Black Duck's in attendance. It wasn't until I got to the northern path that I began to see some flowering Eucalypts. There seemed to be three different types in bloom with red, yellow and apricot coloured flowers respectively. The Red Wattlebirds seemed to prefer the red flowers. The White-plumed Honeyeaters spent most time in the yellow flowering trees. And, as usual, the New-holland Honeyeaters were absolutely everywhere!!