Distractions while birding
2 Comments »21st January, 2009; Category: Animals
On our recent trip to Sydney we had a family picnic lunch in the Lane Cove National Park. Before lunch several of us went on a long walk through the park. I was there to get a good list of birds plus the odd photo or two of birds.
As we walked along my daughter spotted a rather large Lace Monitor lizard crossing the track in front of us. It quickly decided to take refuge on the trunk of a nearby tree and was decidely camera shy. Because of the steep terrain I was unable to get around on the side of the tree to get a better view.
It was a nice distraction from the birding that morning.
lizards are always a beaut, and welcome, distraction when birding 🙂
I agree – but snakes are generally an unwelcome distraction!
Especially when one crawls over one’s shoe – as happened to me near Nelson in far western Victoria a few years ago. I think it was a Tiger Snake. Rather too dangerous to be in such intimate contact for my liking. I like seeing them – but at a more respectable distance.