Things got very quiet up in the hills with little life at either the Kentucky Road stockyards or the Nicholson Rocks walk. Still, it is always a pleasant walk through the casuarinas along the gorge and back.
Jim P had kindly invited us to visit via his property overlooking the cliffs and Lanigans Bridge, just downstream from the Glenmaggie Weir wall. Morning tea in the shade of his pool-house overlooking the river gorge and bush was most welcome. A pair of Brown Goshawks was spotted in the distance and they slowly drifted overhead at a low height, working a very weak thermal. Those with cameras thanked those who left theirs in the car for the close-up shots they got.
Jim and Heather have turned >100 acres of farmland, bush, river gorge and rock-faces into a reserve with some interesting bird-life found on the walk down to the river. Sacred Kingfisher, Spotted Pardalote, Silvereyes, Red-browed Finch, Mistletoe Bird and Whistling Kite were the standouts. A very impressive location.
Back at the pool, lunch here seemed a much better idea than going into Heyfield and the pool proved irresistible to Michele.
Total species count was 37.