Christmas Bells

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Christmas Bells - Blandfordia nobilis

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Blue Pool at Carrington Falls

Blue Pool,
at Carrington Falls

This afternoon I stopped off at the Blue Pool, at Carrington Falls Nature Reserve, on the way back from Jim's place.

The pool was looking lovely - in the afternoon light. The bright green vegetation is the Coral Fern, which forms great thickets, beside the pool and under the Tea Trees.

"Speed Boats"
There were "Speed Boats" (aquatic insects) buzzing around on the surface of the water, as is normal at that pool.

Banksia ericifolia flowers attract Honeyeaters.
The Banksia ericifolia plants were flowering happily.
As a result, there were many Honeyeaters calling from dense thickets of these plants, just across the creek from the Blue Pool.
The species which I could hear calling were, Crescent, Yellow-faced, and White-naped Honeyeaters.
These birds migrate from higher mountainous regions to the Sandstone country in autumn and winter, to feed on the Banksias.

Looking down the creek
The creek, just above the Blue Pool, is very pretty, with a strong flow across shallow lines of sandstone rock, making attractive ripples.

The sound of the rippling water is very peaceful to listen to.

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