Point Vernon is one of our favourite places. We like to park in Corser Street (opposite house Number 8) where there is an Osprey nest in a tree. There are also many trees along the foreshore with nesting holes that attract a large number and variety of birds. This trip we walked south along the waterfront and wetland area towards Eli Creek. Then we walked north via Parraweena Park and returned to the car. This is a great walk because it covers three distinct habitat areas.
|Osprey with its catch.|
|This pair of Rainbow Lorikeets were nesting just above the Osprey nest.|
|Galah in one of the many nesting holes.|
|Common Koel, male|
|Common Koel, female (front)|
|Common Koel, female (back)|
|View near the parking area.|
|Pacific Golden Plover|
There were lots of butterflies in the forested park but we were unable to get a photo of two darker types that wouldn't settle.
|Lemon Migrant Catopsilia pomona|
|White Migrant, female Catosilia pyranthe|
|Australasian Figbird, male|
|Australasian Figbird, female|
After our walk we drove around the headland stopping at Gatakers Bay before driving along the eastern side of Point Vernon.
Elsa Park, Southern Entrance.
There is an artificial nesting platform between the northern and southern entrance to Elsa Park. An adult osprey and chick were in the nest and another adult was in a tree along the foreshore.
|Pandanas Tree Pandanus tectorius and picnic shelter.|
|Parking area and picnic shelter at southern entrance to Elsa Park.|
|An adult Osprey on the foreshore.|
All the photos in this blog were taken in December 2014.