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Kingsburgh Lane, Lilydale

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by Neil Follett (subscribe)
I'm a retired photographer living in Lilydale mainly researching and writing on Australian aviation history. Now writing more on general subjects.
Published June 5th 2021
See the low flying birds
Kingsburgh is a 750-metre residential lane running from Victoria Road to The Gateway.

Kingsburgh Lane.
Kingsburgh Lane.

It is a newly established area with underground power and parking bays set into the wide nature strips. It's a little undulating, but not exhaustingly so.

Kingsburgh Lane.
Almost in the country.

The newly established gardens supply plenty of colourful flora. The very popular hebe bush was in many gardens as were several camellias, with one hosting a bee.

hebe bush
Hebe flowers look interesting.

bee in flower
Camellia with bee.

Cotoneaster bushes are in many gardens with their bright red berries giving a splash of colour. A most unusual coloured bush looked unique with its reddish leaves.

Cotoneaster tree
The really are bright.

reddish bush
An unusual bush.

A few people were out walking, some with their doggies.

Girls walking dog
Walking the dog.

Busy street.

Nerine bulbs are flowering and look very colourful as they blossom out at the top of their long stalks.

nerine plant
Nerine flowers.

Along the way is Kingsburgh Reserve, a large grassed area with an undercover picnic table and drinking fountain.

Kingsburgh Reserve.
Kingsburgh Reserve.

It backs onto the Lilydale Memorial Park and has a stand of trees at the rear with a path through them and a park bench to sit and ponder.

bush path.
Looking along path from the park bench.

Opposite the reserve is a walkway through to Benito Street.

The walkway to Benito Street.

Most of the birds seen on this walk were in the Kingsburgh Reserve. Magpies, galahs and corellas were seen feeding in the grass and I was able to capture some flying photos when they departed.

flying magpie
Flying magpie.

Flying galah.
Galah on the wing.

flying corella
Gliding in for a landing.

A big smile.

A passing crow was also photographed as was a noisy miner feeding in a tree.

flying crow
A low fly past.

noisy miner in tree
Noisy miner in tree.

Two birds of a different kind were posing as garden ornaments. An old duck and a very colourful little bird resting on the rim of a birdbath.

old duck
An old duck.

bird on bird bath.
A colourful little visitor.

Another garden resident was a very happy looking Buddha.

buddha in garden.
A very happy chappy.

A couple of dusty miller flowers were in one garden and a nice display of banksias in another.

dusty miller flower
Dusty miller flower.


Other flowers that vied for attention were a couple of red rose bushes and a magnolia bloom.

rose bush
A bush full of roses.

red roses
Two of a kind.

Magnolia bloom.

A delicate-looking wildflower looked very orchard like.

Very delicate looking.

No garden would be complete without a range of daisies, so two were recorded.

Getting ready to open.

Another one.

It may be called a lane but it is a street of floral rewards, with the bonus of a small reserve to sit and watch out for avian activity.

Street sign
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Why? It has many floral rewards.
When: anytime
Where: Kingsburgh Lane, Lilydale. Melways map: 280. c.11.
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Another great article Neil. The 'Watch put for the old duck' tag line caughty attention immediately.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|8098) 15 days ago
Good work Neil. Catchy phrases always a delight.
by annie (score: 1|35) 14 days ago
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