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‘Roos don’t really roam our cities’ streets, but….

In Australia wonderful wildlife experiences can be had, even before you walk off your doorstep, deck or verandah.

All photos in this post were taken from or on the deck of a very nice holiday house in Nelson, southwesternmost Victoria.

Rosella, Nelson, late November 2016. All photos copyright Doug Spencer.
Rosella, Nelson, late November 2016. All photos copyright Doug Spencer.

 

However wonderful, it is no rare thing for even a city-dwelling Australian to look out the window at breakfast, and see a wren or a parrot.

However, most Australians have never seen a rufous bristlebird.

Dasyornis broadbenti is secretive, rare, and it lives only in bushy, coastal and near-coastal places in southwestern Victoria and southeastern South Australia.

Rufous bristlebird. All photos copyright Doug Spencer.
Rufous bristlebird. All photos copyright Doug Spencer.

 

During our recent four days at Nelson my beloved and I saw at least one, each morning and early evening – sometimes only one of the resident pair, sometimes both.

Rufous bristlebird. All photos copyright Doug Spencer.
Rufous bristlebird. All photos copyright Doug Spencer.

 

At dusk, one evening, a very large moth claimed the underside of one chair on the deck.

Big moth, Nelson, late November 2016. All photos copyright Doug Spencer.
Big moth, Nelson, late November 2016. All photos copyright Doug Spencer.

Coming soon on Pelican Yoga: some beautiful places in western Victoria and southeastern South Australia, plus more West Australian wildflowers, Alaskan mammals, and “the next morning” sequel to Doubtful Sound  (1 of 2)

Published in Australia (not WA) nature and travel photographs

One Comment

  1. Beautiful photos! Especially of our two resident Bristlebirds.
    We are so glad you loved the Nelson Summerhouse!
    Virginia @ Nelson Summerhouse.

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