I am taking a short break in the road trip reports to show you where I went today. Over the last week or so while I was still making my way home on our road trip, I watched several photographers posting images online of a new dabchick family and some moreporks from QEII Park. I decided I wanted to see the dabchicks with their young so packed the camera into the car and went for a short drive. I had no idea where the moreporks were so planned to see them on another day.
Unfortunately the dabchicks were a little far away for me as I don’t have the ability to clamber through the bushes on uneven ground to get closer, it’s a bit of a crap shoot as to whether I am going to get any good images or not. While not the best, I am happy to have something to show. The chicks are so cute sitting on mum’s back. There is only one in these images but trust me, there are two chicks there.There were a couple of other photographers at the park and one of them offered to show me where the moreporks were. While I was sure it would be too hard for me to get there I opted to go regardless. I would worry about getting back after I had the shots! So off we went on the short hike by most peoples standards and a huge trek for me, to see the moreporks.
I am very thankful that I was shown where they are, and that I managed to get a couple of images of one of them, because I am not sure I would be able to make that trek again very easily. I can happily tick moreporks off my list of things to do (unless of course they produce some youngsters – then I will get back there somehow). Thank you Roger for taking the time to show me where to find them, it is appreciated.