When we started out from Toowoomba the weather didn't look too hopeful. It was cold and very foggy. However 17 members turned up at Tara Park to be greeted by Diana.
|Hairy Vetch Vicia villosa on the lower paddock|
After morning tea we climbed the hill behind the house with magnificent views of
Gowrie Mountain and the eastern Downs.
After lunch we drove by road to the back of the property, gaining access via
Baxter Rd, . From there we went to the Gundry's at Glencoe for afternoon tea. Rosalie Heights
There will be more on this outing in the TFNC Inc November newsletter.
|A female Yellow-spotted Blue Candalides xanthospilos sunning itself in the weak morning sun.|
Members’ Bird List – 43 species
Pacific Black Duck, Crested Pigeon, Bar-shouldered Dove, Tawny Frogmouth, Little Pied Cormorant, Australian Pelican, Nankeen Kestrel, Galah, Cockateil, Pale-headed Rosella, Red-rumped Parrot, Pheasant Coucal, Channel-billed Cuckoo, Laughing Kookaburra, Dollarbird, Pied Butcherbird, Australian Magpie, Pied Currawong, Willie Wagtail, Torresian Crow, Leaden Flycatcher, Magpie-lark, Weebill, White-throated Gerygone, Brown Thornbill, Superb Fairy-wren, Lewin’s Honeyeater, Yellow-faced Honeyeater, Noisy Miner, Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater, Scarlet Honeyeater, Brown Honeyeater, Blue-faced Honeyeater, Noisy Friarbird, Striped Honeyeater, Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike, Rufous Whistler, Figbird, Olive-backed Oriole, Golden-headed Cisticola, Tawny Grassbird, Silvereye, Double-barred Finch.
Members’ Butterfly List – 7 species
Orchard Butterfly or Swallowtail Papilio aegeus, Black or Common Jezebel Delias nigrina, Cabbage White Pieris rapae, Australian Admiral Vanessa itea, Common Crow Euploea core, Wanderer or Monarch Danaus plexippus, Yellow-spotted Blue Candalides xanthospilos.