Also on this walk, I encountered two groups of joggers who seemed very determined to get to where they were going. At one end of the park it widens out and the path takes you through a peaceful bush area with many mature gum trees and lots of bushes and undergrowth.
Birds were almost completely absent as the only one I saw in a tree was a spotted dove perched high above on a dead branch. I did see one duck while crossing the bridge, but it was swimming faster than my trigger finger.
The park is also very popular with dogs and their owners with many encountered. It is amazing how many different breeds of dogs there are, so a walk in the park can be very educational in the dog recognition department.
Just inside the park from the Main Street entrance is a most unusual gum tree. Its trunk is covered with large burls. They look like the tree has a terrible disease but I believe they are not particularly detrimental to the tree's health.