Tuesday 6 October 2020

A day trip to Darlington Park

In July, our Coronavirus restrictions were eased, so we decided to go for a much needed day trip. We went out country to one of our favourite spots - Darlington Park.

It was in the middle of our winter and, while it was sunny, 
there was a chilliness in the air. Below - Aaron taking photos with 
his miniature poodle, Scarlett, by his side.

I'm a sucker for trees. 

We've visited this site quite a few times but, this time around, 
the birds took a real liking to us....
or maybe it was the food we had with us. LOL 

Not to be confused with the Indian Myna bird, 
the birds below are Australian Noisy Miner birds 
and, they had no qualms getting close to us. 

This one was right beside my legs. 
They are obviously used to being spoiled by campers.

We even had some Magpies and a Blue-faced Honeyeater show up for a feast. 

This Honeyeater was cheeky enough to demand some coffee... 

...while a Kookaburra watched on from a nearby tree 

I was surprised to find some cherry tomatoes growing by the river bank. 
I guess campers threw away tomatoes or seeds at some point and they grew.

Tomato shrubs are definitely not the norm in our rugged Aussie bush 

We had such a lovely day out and it was sad to leave and head home. 
Maybe we will make it back out that way one day soon.

And there ends my post for today. 
I hope you all stay safe and well. 

Love, Light and Peace to you.


  1. enjoyed the photos . Y ou have such different birds that we do here. And that tree! wow. Whenever we visit the Arboretum in Arcadia I always enjoyed the Australian section where they have native trees . looks like you had a good day.

    1. We had a great day. :) The Arboretum in Arcadia sounds great!

  2. I can't believe how close the birds came to you guys! That is so cool! I love that tree, Serena. What a nice outing after being confined. :)

    1. Yep, they had no fear of us at all. Quite bold they were. We had such a lovely time. I'm already itching to get back out for another outing. :)

  3. Sounds like you guys had a great day out.

    1. We had a great day, Tori. Already looking forward to the next one. :)

  4. Looks like you certainly enjoyed your day out. When nature comes so cllse to you it is that much more enjoyable. Did you mean Indian mynahs from the Indian sub continent? The indian mynahs are generally black with yellow beak. Almost like a black bird. Love the variety of birds you have yher.

    1. Thanks for dropping by, Shashi. Yes, that's right, the Indian Myna birds from Asian regions are black with a yellow beak. I was just clarifying that our Noisy Miners are not the same as sometimes people assume they are the same. :)