Posted by: ahallatt | June 29, 2009

Fun in the Dandenongs

The boyf and I took the train out to the Dandenongs on Saturday. Did a fantastic walk through mountain ash forest and saw lots of birdlife and evidence of wombats (cuboid poop!). Amazing how far you can get on a $2.90 weekend travel card…

Boyf on Sherbrooke Loop Trail

Boyf on Sherbrooke Loop Trail

bird (cockatoos) feeding at Grants Picnic Area

bird (cockatoos) feeding at Grants Picnic Area

Gallah's eye view

Gallah's eye view

poop near a wombat burrow

poop near a wombat burrow

Kookaburra

Kookaburra

little ecosystem

little ecosystem

something to amuse the right of centre readers of this blog - treehugging at the end of the walk

something to amuse the right of centre readers of this blog - treehugging at the end of the walk

I don’t think I can upload AVIs to this blog, but we also saw and recorded a lyrebird in full song, mimicking kookaburras, blackbirds and other sounds it had heard in the forest. If you want to see really amazing lyrebird footage, check out the BBC’s David Attenborough’s piece on youtube.

Lyrebird in Dandenongs

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Responses

  1. That tree deserves a hug..
    wombat poo!

  2. mmmmmmmm nice tree hug


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