Sydney and the Botanic Gardens
When: October 2016 Weather: Cool 15C
Leica M240, Nikon P900
Sydney is the harbour and the harbour is Sydney….few cities in the world rival the vistas that present themselves to all visitors whether from the south or north shore…
the opera house by night
On our last morning in Sydney, we headed to the Botanic Gardens, a place I’d birded before but always worth a second visit…
the ubiquitous black headed ibis was seen everywhere…
yellow wattled lapwing
A noisy miner or honeyeater..
and then a noisy kookaburra made its appearance
swooping, she picked up a lizard for breakfast
a rather pretty bird though v common
and then another kookaburra finds a different breakfast
View from Mrs MacQuarie’s chair of the most recognisable building in the world with the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background
Right in front of Mrs Macquaries chair, this beautiful fellow peeked out…
absolutely gorgeous rainbow lorikeet
This being spring, there was a lovely spring walk of flowers…..
no need to go to Japan for sakura….they were blooming in sydney!
white and pink cherry blossoms
sweet scented Wisteria
and walking back to our hotel at the end of a most enjoyable 2 hours, the contrast between nature and the city was stark.
If you have a couple of hours to spare, the Sydney BG is a great place to go!