Bullocky's Rest, Pump Hole & Hartmann Park, Crows Nest, Qld, 13/06/2011

The afternoon of the Queens Birthday Long weekend was spent with a picnic and a bush walk along the Apple Gum Walk at Bullocky's Rest, Crows Nest.  What seemed like a relatively small park area, evolves into an amazing walk to the Pump Hole Lookout and then along the river to Hartmann Park.  We enjoyed this walk thoroughly and were very impressed with the upkeep of this park, especially after the floods.  We look forward to returning to do the walk on the opposite side of the creek from Hartmann Park in the near future.  A delightful sight were the red-backed fairy wrens in abundance, along with this gorgeous little pied cormorant (below) happily sunning itself on a dead branch over the water.

Bird List for Bullocky’s Rest – Hartmann Park, Crows Nest, 13/06/11

Pacific Black Duck
Wood Duck
White-faced Heron
Swamp Hen
Dusky Moorhen
Little Pied Cormorant
White Ibis
Straw-necked Ibis
King Parrot – 4 x Juveniles
Rainbow Lorikeet
Scaly-Breasted Lorikeet
Noisy Minor
Black-faced Cuckoo Shrike
Crested Pigeon
Australian Magpie
Pee Wee
Toresian Crow
Pied Currawong
Laughing Kookaburra
Eastern Whipbird
Noisy Friarbird
Red-browed Finch
Red-backed Fairy Wren
Masked Lapwing
Blue-faced Honeyeater
Unknown Small Honeyeater

Little Pied Cormorant

White-faced Heron

Dusky Moorhen

Fantastic to see Nesting Boxes a plenty at Bullocky's Rest.

Old Sign to the Pump Hole

I know... it's Moss on a Rock... but I take photos of what I like!

The Pump Hole - from the Lookout

The Pump Hole - Taken from the Look out.

Coastal Banksia's were a beautiful sight on the opposite side of the river, growing plentifuly amongst blackboys and large stone boulders.


Great old sign on the opposite side of the creek from Hartmann Park.

The Pump Hole

The Pump Hole

Nesting Box - taken over by Termites.