Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Blackbutt Reserve


Buff-banded Rail

Blackbutt Reserve is 182 hectares of ridge spurs and sheltered gullies, just ten minutes from downtown Newcastle. While most visitors stay close to the Black Duck picnic area, there are kilometres of trails through a variety of habitats. Near the picnic area are a series of enclosures where visitors can get close-up views of a number of bird and animal species.

Today, after ten days of rain, quite a few of the birds were sunning themselves with spread wings - this rail offering a great view of his beautifully patterned feathers.

Map picture

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