La Perouse, Henry Head walk

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Subject: La Perouse, Henry Head walk
From: "Irene" <>
Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2002 09:14:59 +1100
Hi all

Despite the smoke haze and 33 degree heat, a 3.5km return walk to Henry Head at 
La Perouse (Sydney) yesterday was quite nice.

Great Cormorants perched on a cliff top, being 2 adults and one sub-adult which 
was panting in the heat.  A grey-headed male
Nankeen Kestrel sat on top of a power pole and preened, and at times held its 
wings out, hoping to catch some of the slightly
cooler sea breeze.  Tawny-crowned Honeyeater, Eastern Yellow Robin and Grey 
Butcherbird were heard.  Some Yellow Thornbills
were in the melaleuca.  An adult and immature Kelp Gull were on the rock 
platform near the fishermen.

Fertilised Microtis (Australian native orchid) was found, as was Calochilus 
paludosis in full flower.  Fantastic Cloanthes
stoechadis was in flower, and a Jacky Lizard chased and ate an ant.

Cheers and Happy Times with Nature

Irene Denton
Concord West, 12 km from Sydney city, NSW Australia
33°50.278'S  151°05.406'E

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