Springtime at Fingal

by John Wilson October. 03, 2020 195 views

It's springtime and the wildflowers are out at beautiful Fingal Bay, New South Wales.

Spring has sprung at Fingal.

Spring has sprung at Fingal.

The honeyeaters are feasting on the kangaroo tails.

The honeyeaters are feasting on the kangaroo tails.

While the black cockatoos are on the lookout for casuarina seeds.

While the black cockatoos are on the lookout for casuarina seeds.

The flannel flowers are blooming.

The flannel flowers are blooming.

Even the nasty red bull ant is revealing his softer side.

Even the nasty red bull ant is revealing his softer side.

The coastal paths are lined with wildflowers.

The coastal paths are lined with wildflowers.

Oops! Stand back. The reptiles are still waking up and this juvenile black snake is very slow to slither away. Generally it's a case of `don't bother them and they won't bother you', but it's a slight dilemma when they stay put on a narrow path..

Oops! Stand back. The reptiles are still waking up and this juvenile black snake is very slow to slither away. Generally it's a case of `don't bother them and they won't bother you', but it's a slight dilemma when they stay put on a narrow path..

Lighthouse on Fingal Island.

Lighthouse on Fingal Island.

This banksia flowered a while ago and is forming seeds.

This banksia flowered a while ago and is forming seeds.

More wildflowers lighting up in the sunlight.

More wildflowers lighting up in the sunlight.

A photo of a tree? No. It's a photo of a 1.5 metre goanna climbing a tree. You might have to look carefully as he's quite well camouflaged.

A photo of a tree? No. It's a photo of a 1.5 metre goanna climbing a tree. You might have to look carefully as he's quite well camouflaged.

View towards Shoal Bay.

View towards Shoal Bay.

And over Zenith Beach back towards Fingal Bay.

And over Zenith Beach back towards Fingal Bay.

In the afternoon the local fire services burnt off part of the bushland. It is part of the overall management of the national park to try to preempt more intense fires in the summer.

In the afternoon the local fire services burnt off part of the bushland. It is part of the overall management of the national park to try to preempt more intense fires in the summer.

Choppers were on hand to prevent things getting out of control.

Choppers were on hand to prevent things getting out of control.

Still burning into the night. A bit sad but unavoidable and the bush will bounce back after some rain.

Still burning into the night. A bit sad but unavoidable and the bush will bounce back after some rain.

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Sri V 1 month, 4 weeks ago

A variety of themes in the pictures. All quite nice grinning

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John Wilson Replied to Sri V 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Thanks! Yes, the narrative has a few twists and turns and could do with some editorial!

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Colin Massey 1 month, 4 weeks ago

#3 Amazing birds

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John Wilson Replied to Colin Massey 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Yes, I love them. Less common than the white cockatoos.

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