Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Kaurna Park in winter

Last Saturday was one of those perfect winter days. Chilly, but clear blue skies and little wind. I took a slow stroll around the park, and these are some of the photos. I live right on the southern edge of the park, and usually walk around the park in an anti-clockwise direction. The park is part of the storm water reclaiming process so water levels vary greatly from full to overflowing (as they are now) to completely dry (as they had been for the past two years) The Pacific Black Duck is probably the most common duck. It is closely related to the Mallard, and is very susceptible to interbreeding with feral ducks. There was family of Australian Little Grebes which came close. Then took turns to dive for food, leaving one then none! As I walked back down the western edge I heard the unmistakable call of Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike. The grassy bank was a blaze of yellow - Soursob - an invasive weed in the garden. All over the park you could hear the wonderful, evocative carolling of the Australian Magpie.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Tony Lovely pics again, thing that struck me most was can we swap your fine cold winter for our horrible wet cold summer?