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My WeekendNotes - 124
A small, blue-bodied lizard with an orange head sits on the pathway surveying its territory. It is a Painted Dragon,... [more]
A Murray Short-necked Turtle is sunning itself on an inflow pipe while a curious Dusky Moorhen takes a closer look. ... [more]
In an earlier review I looked at the walk from the Torrens Weir to the Morphett Street bridge along the northern or city... [more]
After parking the car at the end of Semaphore South beach I take the asphalt pathway past Fort Glanville towards Point M... [more]
Amidst a tangle of branches overhanging Torrens Lake, I can just make out the neat, little mud nest typical of Murray Ma... [more]
There is a cordoned-off area and a sign warning beachgoers to avoid this area where a pair of threatened Hooded Dotterel... [more]
Over the last month (December 2022) in South Australia, I have noticed a huge upsurge in the dragonfly population. Our u... [more]
There is a cruise ship docked at the Outer Harbour and some fishers watching it as they cast for Salmon Trout and se... [more]
I have been listening to the song of a Golden Whistler for the last ten minutes and I finally locate the glorious little... [more]
Although there is nothing quite like watching animals in the wild, Monarto Safari Park is the next best thing. The expan... [more]
I have just eaten a wonderful breakfast at Fare and Square on Wellington Square and I'm making my way down Barnard Stree... [more]
The Banksia bush has a varied array of flowers; some old and past their prime and others yet to open. This suits the act... [more]
From the path across the road bridge, I watch a squadron of ducks drifting with the current and occasionally diving ... [more]
The car is parked and a camera is slung across my shoulder. For a winter's day, the weather is fine though the sea i... [more]
It is a good day for ducks. In the middle of a stretch of open water a Pacific Black Duck paddles along past some Eurasi... [more]
In my previous review on the Hope Valley Reservoir, I looked at the three main entrances and what they offered in te... [more]
From the top of the dam wall, I have a good view across the reservoir. There are numerous birds in and around the wa... [more]
It is a typical Adelaide winter day: overcast then clear, raining heavily then sunny. Dry before the next set of rai... [more]
There is a sprightly little Hoverfly moving between the flowers of the golden daisy (Euryops species) in my back gar... [more]
It is unusual to observe two of Australia's largest birds together. However, as I peer over the embankment above a s... [more]
In these strange days of restricted travel, I thought it might be appropriate to pen an occasional piece on some interna... [more]
Grebes are beautiful birds that seem to glide effortlessly across the water and then dive every so often to feed on ... [more]
Walking along the shady path parallel to LeFevre Tce in North Adelaide, I can hear the unmistakable call of squabbling N... [more]
Two Little Ravens land in the long dry grass just a few metres from where I am walking. Often incorrectly referred t... [more]
Rose-breasted Cockatoos or Galahs, as we commonly call them, are usually found in noisy flocks foraging on the groun... [more]
There are two Little Corellas (Short-billed Corellas) perched on a branch of a huge pine tree. It is a hot day and t... [more]
As I walk from the car park to the picnic table by the lake, I hear the twittering sound of wrens hiding in the bush... [more]