I like autumn – the long, still days and lingering warmth are welcome, when followed by cool nights and a touch of crispness in the mornings.
Down by the river everything seems to have slowed a little but there are still some wonderful offerings if you are patient. A family of Crested Shrike-tits (only the female is pictured here), were making merry snatching insects from the lerp-inested leaves of a forest of River Red-gum saplings – a product of the 2010/11 floods. I didn’t actually see them taking any lerp but suspect that was on the menu, or at least the magnet for other insects providing a meal for the shrike-tits.
An adult Nankeen Night-heron sporting two magnificent crown plumes, peered down from above – it stepped momentarily into the sunlight which gave me a chance for some terrific views before it flew off.