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