And I'll follow on with today's bird list: FIRST THE MOST AMAZING SIGHTING: TWO BRAHMINY KITES SOARING OVER NARROWNECK PENINSULA!! WOW!! (see pic - it's the black dot!)
And adding to the list: my favourite Scrubbies (still bossy), sulphurs, yellow-tailed black cockatoos, striated thornbills, spineys, clogs, and a host of small honeyeaters that I think may be yellowies (yellow-faced) and perhaps white-naped, singing honeyeater (I think), rosellas (not sure which one but not crimsons and not easterns), wattlebirds, black-backed pies, ravens, pied currawongs...and heard treecreepers and (again) other assorted tweeters. Will someone please invent a PAUSE button so we can ID these varmits?
Narrowneck is an interesting walk - as much for the vegetation as the supersonic bird-life that flies overhead. About 1.5kms along the track the temperate rainforest vegetation virtually ceases and becomes bushland. The views are spectacular, Jamison Valley on the east, Megalong Valley on the west, mountains and cliff faces everywhere - simply breathtaking! I walked as far as the Golden Stairs turnoff and was happy to quit there. No way could I descend those stairs without a rope and tackle! It's a great walk - hope to do more next time. And next time might be some tracks off Blackheath. Cool.
After that it was walking the Katoomba Falls part of the PHW, stopping for lunch at the Cascades (top of falls), then back to Echo Point for a mosey inside the Info Centre and the superb Waradah Aboriginal Centre. WOW!
And I can't get enough of the ferns (have I mentioned them?) :)
Back to Sydney on the train tomorrow, then flying to Adelaide late evening (I hope).
And as I won't be blogging tomorrow night (too late), I wish you all a happy and respectful Anzac Day.
Happy writing and bushwalking and Anzac Day