It’s moments like these …

I always seem to rush to get to Narrogin in the southern Wheatbelt but each visit something gets in the way and I’m delayed.  The aim is always to get there mid afternoon so I have several hours exploring the region especially during spring.  My plans have never worked out that way.

This trip I got there just before sunset, too late except for a quick drive through Foxes Lair and do recon for the next day.  I woke early and was in the reserve by 6 am.  I know the kangaroos are out and about this hour so I drive in very slowly.DSCN8716.jpgI wasn’t disappointed.  This mother had a very young joey.  They blended into the landscape so beautifully.  DSCN8721.jpgI followed the mother’s gaze and found to the right of me was a huge kangaroo, male I think.  I was captivated by his eyes!DSCN8723.jpgThen he loped across the road in front of my car, as if in slow motion and I realised he was old.  DSCN8725.jpgThe trio disappeared in seconds into the bush.DSCN8821.jpgI got out of my car to a chorus of kookaburra laughter.  They continued chortling as I walked beneath them.DSCN8769.jpgIt was not light enough to photograph the flowers, so I spent my time looking upwards.  (Mental note, do more of this).DSCN8791.jpgThis young parrot just stared right back at me!  Port Lincoln parrot, I think.DSCN8949.jpgThe redcap parrot chewed away happily, littering gum nuts.DSCN8961.jpgAs I was leaving, the robin redbreast made a bold statement.

Leaving the devastation in my garden, I enjoyed these moments of mindfulness.

I left Perth feeling lack lustre and have returned home, renewed.

Until next time

As always

a dawn bird


6 thoughts on “It’s moments like these …”

  1. Lovely, cheery birds, Dawnbird. The silvereyes are really out and about at the moment. You are lucky to be able to photograph them so beautifully. The WA parrots are so different from those on the other side of the country. Is the Port Lincoln parrot perhaps a Twenty-eight parrot? My son looked closely at your photo and thought he could see some red above the beak? If so, it is a variation of the Port Lincoln. Also, the little robin looks like a scarlet robin to us. 🙂 Whatever it is, it is just so very sweet.

    I’ve put in my Christmas order with my family for a field guide on macropods. I really do not know enough about them. A wildlife carer told me the roos can live up to 40 years. How incredible is that! Regards. Tracy.

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    1. Thanks for your comments. I really don’t know much about anything that goes on in the bush and guided by others! I suspect we use different terms across the Nullabor.

      I think I’ll put a bush walking trip with your son on my Christmas list! So awesome when children are knowledgeable about the natural world.


      1. You would be very welcome to go exploring with him, dawnbird. He is a very trustworthy young man. Funnily enough, most of his friends are over 50! He has taught me everything I know – proof that you can teach an old bird new tricks. 🙂 He hopes to do a placement at the National Botanic Gardens in their herbarium. So we will hopefully learn how to ID Australian native plants next. Something to look forward to.

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