Badger Weir, Yarra Ranges National Park, Victoria
Badger Weir park is located at the east end of Badger Weir Road, about 7 km south-east of Healesville, Victoria. It is part of the Yarra Ranges National Park. Here are spectacular ancient Mountain Ash Eucalyptus regnans trees, tall Acacias, spreading treeferns and a lush understorey of many other fern species and various wet-forest shrubs. There are also some exotic trees that were planted many years ago.
12 June 2012
Having visited a few days ago in rain (see below), I took the opportunity a fine day offered, to take more photos.
When I heard Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoos calling from the trees above, I thought it was the
This Lyrebird, I soon realised, was competing
with another on the other side of the track. Each
time this one did a Whipbird, the other replied in
A long descending wail alerted me to the presence, high above, of this
Australian Raven. The real thing this time.
9 June 2012
Wet weather did not deter a hardy group of BirdLife Yarra Valley members from enjoying a morning walk followed by lunch under a picnic shelter and the watchful eyes of Laughing Kookaburras, Pied Currawongs and Crimson Rosellas. We heard the distinctive call of Superb Lyrebirds and some people were fortunate enough to see one or two of the birds either in the car park or scratching in the leaf litter along a track . Eastern Yellow Robins ignored us and continued to forage while a curious Lewin's Honeyeater peered down at us from an open perch. Lovely to see.