The Wonboyn district is home to hundreds of species of
birds, and a good number of native animals. Many can be seen
right here in the park, but a quiet walk through the bush or the beach
almost guarantees sighting the shyer creatures such as lyre birds.
(Having said that, plenty of lyre birds can be seen wandering about
the park throughout winter,
casually uprooting the lawns and Bucky's flowerbeds!)
Rainbow lorikeets, king parrots, crimson rosellas, wood ducks, wonga
pigeons, turtle doves, shrike thrushes, bower birds, currawongs and kookaburras all
visit the park regularly, looking for handouts. (It's vital for
the health of these birds that humans only feed them the right foods -
i.e. no bread and honey for the lorikeets!)We also have a
variety of little birds, notably firetail finches and several types of
wren and honey eaters.
Animal residents in the park include half a dozen kangaroos and
bandicoots and of course both ring and brush tail possums. More
occasional visitors include wombats and even pythons!
Use the arrow keys above to view a small selection of bird and animal
photos, taken in and around the park. Thanks to Dawne
Grant for the use of some of her excellent photographs.