Morning sun from Eastern Outlook Track

By: Michael Fox

Autumn is a wonderful time of year for a morning walk in Mt Gravatt Conservation Reserve. The air is fresh and cool and alive with the sound of birds.

Every morning is different. One day the morning sun is putting on a show peaking over the clouds while this morning I saw a new bird to photograph and identify. (Not always easy when you only catch one view of the bird.)

Unidentfied bird - 23 March 14

What bird is this? Ideas anyone?

Acacia Way - 23 Mar 14

Are we really in the middle of a city?

We also saw a Spangled Drongo Dicrurus bracteatus on the Eastern Outlook Track and another pair on the Farm Fire Trail.

We did not see any Wallabies, there have been three reliable sightings over the past twelve months, but we did have a pair of Galahs Eolophus roseicapillus fly past and saw two Black Faced Cuckoo Shrikes Coracina novaehollandiae.

Every track has different vegetation and a different feel depending on the time of day and position of the sun.