Birding at Mount Tomah Botanic Gardens
2007 New South Wales trip report #21
A short distance on we stopped at the Mount Tomah Botanic Gardens. It had been raining off and on since lunch and was still quite overcast during our visit but we didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t need our umbrellas. The gardens are very interesting with quite a few plants flowering already. During the next few weeks the whole area should become even more beautiful as many more plants begin flowering.
During our meanderings through the gardens I added several more species to my trip list, including the very endearing Superb Fairy-wren. I thought IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d taken several good shots of the colourful male but his constant hopping around proved he was being a little difficult.
Later I added Little Wattlebird to the list. Several White-browed Scrubwrens skulked in the undergrowth, scalding me for daring to come so close. An Eastern Spinebill entertained us for a minute or two but he wouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t stay still enough in the open for a photo.
One species I added to the list by call alone was an Eastern Whipbird. I looked for it but it escaped my search. I am sure IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll have more opportunities over the coming days.