The mornings have been wonderfully cool and misty lately. Today we went for a four hour bushwalk with some birding along the way. It was nice to see a number of pairs of Red-tailed Black Cockatoos flying along the ridge in the park, including two big Wedge-tailed Eagles circling over Helena Valley.
Helena Valley has always been one of my favourite places and I remember many a sunny day when I was a kid, spent birding and exploring all the nooks and crannies for animals there.
Red-tailed Black Cockatoo female.
Is this a leaf caught in a spider's web? No, it's a special species of spider, the Leaf-curling Spider that hauls up a leaf, curls it and then lives in it. A good, safe and natural-looking home!
For more info about this interesting spider see Leaf-curling Spider