A female King Parrot.
The male Superb Lyrebird performing in order to attract a female.
The performance of the Lyrebird includes a very loud and melodic song which fills the forest.
Red whiskered Bulbul sitting on a parking sign in Rose Bay.
A male King Parrot in the forest at Blackheath.
The forest around Blackheath in the Blue Mountains is full of a variety of parrots including this Scarlet Rosella.
The Cassowary has a reputation for aggression though this one was too busy feeding to bother with me.
The Welcome Swallow is the Australian equivalent of our Barn Swallow.
A female Olive-backed Sunbird.
Olive-backed Sunbird (male ).
An Australian Pelican cruising in Sydney harbour.
Musk Lorikeet and others of the same family of birds feed on the blossoms of flowering trees in the suburbs of Sydney.
A common endemic species is the New Holland Honeyeater photographed at Rose Bay in Sydney.
The Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo is another endemic species.
A White-faced Heron in the reeds at Burrill Lake.
I was sitting in car in a lay-by on the Merimbula to Melbourne road when this male Superb Fairy Wren posed for me.
Pacific Black Duck at Warriwood Wetlands in the northern Sydney suburbs.
The Double-barred Finch is common in the Capertee Valley.
Willie Wagtail feeding young at Warriwood Wetlands.
Striated Heron at Clontarf beach in the Sydney area.
Fireworks in Sydney harbour.
Turtle Creek in the Daintree forest.
Fan Fern forest, Daintree.
The Capertee Valley is a very large canyon west of Sydney.
Warriewood Wetlands are full of interesting birds which are not put off by the close proximity of the local supermarket.
Capertee is sparsely populated and has a great range of birds and other creatures.
Dunn's Swamp is a beauty spot in the Capertee Valley.
Ancient Aborgine hand stencils at Dunn's Swamp.
These Grey Kangaroo are sparing brothers.
I watched this play fight for fifteen minutes early one morning in Capertee.
The brothers were completely unaware of the audience.
Wallaby on road crossing duty.
The dominant Eastern Water Dragon at Parsley bay in Sydney.
A Ullyses butterfly at a petrol station in Daintree.
Forest butterfly from the boardwalk in Daintree.
Australia has to be one of the most exciting destinations in the world for the wildlife enthusiast. Not only is this country full of a vast array of species, many of which are endemic, but it is relatively easy to find good wildlife locations even in urban areas. Sydney, for example, has a number of interesting places for watching wildlife both close to the CBD and in the suburbs. I’ve included a selection of photographs taken during two family based visits which include those taken in the Sydney area, the Daintree Forest in Queensland, the road from Sydney to Melbourne, and the Capertee Valley.