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Monday 21st of September 2020

Last Thursday, the 17th of September, I came upon a Willy Wagtail nesting up in the rafters of the shelter on Platform Two, Corrimal train station.

I also went birding with Andrew Wood and Roger Truscott to The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan near Campbelltown, NSW Australia that Thursday. It was a nice sunny day. On the Friday it rained. Among the sights seen were these Turtles swimming around in one of the ponds.

Other water life included Australasian Swamphens (one possibly nesting), a nesting Australasian Grebe, Coots also nesting and Pacific Black Ducks with chicks and Hardhead Ducks. There was a pair of Australian reed warblers that gave me a merry chase but I did get one on film.

The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan is well laid out with lots of walking areas for humans and plenty of space for wildlife. The flowering plants are amazing. On one of them I came across a grasshopper. Andrew was able to get the photo he wanted of a male Satin Bowerbird. I also took some pictures of this magnificent though rather noisy bird.

Earlier last week Andrew Wood went star gazing and no doubt has some impressive new photos of the heavens on his website.

In a very old tree a great deal was happening. There was a pair of Red-Rumped Parrots, Musk Lorikeets and Noisy Minors. Nearby in another tree was a Black-Shouldered Kite.

In the hide I saw these Dragon Flies flitting about. It took some effort but I managed to capture one on camera.

On the way back from Mount Annan, heading toward Wollongong, there were these containers with wonderful street art. I just had to take a few photos of them. Also there were burn-offs happening in the hope that we donÙt have the forest fires we had last summer.

It has come to my attention that in the last blub I mentioned the 2018 Comic Con that took place in Wollongong but did not touch upon the 2019 Comic Con. Here are some highlights. Evil reigned. There was also a green girl and a fanciful robot.It is because of the coronavirus there wasnÙt a Comic Con in Wollongong in 2020.

Here are some examples of street art and architecture I found when last I visited the Surry Hills area of Sydney.

Currently, I am reading SOLO – A James Bond novel by William Boyd. I have put buying any more 1940s comic book art on hold for the foreseeable future. Cheers!

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