|South Solitary Island (in distance) and Split Solitary Island viewed from Park Beach|
Tuesday, 21 January 2014
Weekend in Coffs Harbour
Family commitments saw me spend the weekend in a cabin at the Park Beach Holiday Park at Coffs Harbour. Not really being one for crowds it was a little hard to take but the special time that I had with three of my nine grandchildren made it worthwhile. Koby, the five year old veteran of two Gould League Bird Camps, was very keen to check out the field guide and always presents me with feathers that he collects. This time it was a Magpie-lark tail feather. The only other birds that were seen or heard were common species including the Masked Lapwing, Noisy Miner, Blue-faced Honeyeater, Silver Gull, Torresian Crow and Eastern Koel. I heard a number of individuals of the introduced Asian House Gecko around the park. A late afternoon walk to Park Beach allowed views of Muttonbird Island, Little Mutton Island, Split Solitary Island and South Solitary Island.