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Published June 8th 2013
The Dandenong Ranges, approx 50 kilometres south east of Melbourne, has so much to offer the tourist. From majestic mountain ash eucalypts to tall fern-trees, from small bushes to ground covers and ornamental grasses, the region is a sight to behold.
It's a wonderland for many different types of birds and lots of small animal life, as well as larger ones such as wombats, wallabies and kangaroos.
It's the birdlife that gets my attention. Such a wide variety of birds. Tiny little wrens such as the superb fairy-wren through to the very large Australian king parrots - both have vibrant colours and can't be missed.
I recently visited the Dandenong Ranges. It's a lovely area. I saw a wren, but not so colourful as this one you have beautifully captured. Are the Rhodendron Gardens worth visiting? I was tempted, but then drove off in another direction!