The Safari was undecided about what to do this morning. The weather was dank and grotty and the light even worse. We didn't want to get Frank to muddy and wet so stayed in until lunchtime and had a catch-up video call with Aussie Glen at Maroo Wildlife Refuge...and promptly got told off for not having sold any of his terribly good 'Burston Blues'.
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Eventually we had to take Frank out and he grabbed his ball, suppose it is his birthday, he's eight around now. Despite the grim light we got a couple of birthday pics of him at the park.
Just near his footy field we saw something pale and grey under the trees, a fungus infested twiggy stump
But is it a fungus or a slime mould? - Anyone any ideas.
There seems to be quite a bit of the graphically named Dog's Vomit Slime Mould about at the moment but we think that is a grassland specialist.
In the park we met a birding couple we've not seen before who were also trying to find something to point their long lens at. They did mention Goldcrest and within a few minutes one was heard calling just outside the Butterfly Zone in the hedge by the posh houses. They also said they'd seen the Peregrine fly over and by the time we got to the tower we could see there were two sat up on the ledges. Almost immediately one dropped off and swooped round and away upsetting the gulls as it went leaving this one sat there admiring the murky view.
Where to next? Might get out somewhere with our Extreme Photographer tomorrow although the weather doesn't look overly promising for much photography never mind that of an extreme nature.
In the meantime let us know who's been reprimanded in your outback.