Near the Diana Crescent end is Esther Park, home of the Mooroolbark Soccer Club. Apart from the main oval, there are several other ovals catering for soccer matches for all ages. On my visit, the under-eights were playing and they were loving it. Although a local resident said that on senior game days parking in the street was a problem.
Bird life was very evident with nine different species seen. The most prolific were magpies and noisy miners, both a delight to watch as they fossick for food at ground level or perform acrobatic acts feeding in trees.
Many unique garden ornaments added interest, such as two wishing wells, well past their original purpose, several tin people and other garden ornaments including an elephant who preferred a sheltered spot on a front porch.
A flash of white appeared in a tree I was walking under which manifested into a sulphur crested cockatoo, nicely displaying its crest. Another one was later seen perched upon an overhead wire before diving off.