Distractions while birding

Lace Monitor lizard in Lane Cove National Park

Lace Monitor lizard in Lane Cove National Park

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.

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2 Responses to “Distractions while birding”

  1. hi Trevor,

    lizards are always a beaut, and welcome, distraction when birding 🙂


  2. Trevor says:

    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.

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