Saturday, 5 September 2009

Ardlethan

We parked outside the Ardlethan Cemetery to have a cuppa and stayed much longer than we had intended. It's a beautiful, peaceful cemetery surrounded by native callitris and eucalypts and it's a fantastic spot for bird-watching. I saw three species of robin - Red-capped, Yellow and Hooded - as well as Diamond Firetails, Horsfield's Bronze-cuckoo, Rufous Whistler, several parrots and a Peaceful Dove calling peacefully. A Collared Sparrowhawk patrolled just as we were leaving.

2 comments:

Duncan said...

Sounds like a top spot for a birder to be buried!

Gouldiae said...

G'day Boobook,
At least 2 or 3 cemeteries around here we check for wildflowers each spring. Often good spots for undisturbed natural vegetation and fauna.
Gouldiae.

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