Kindra Sate Forest, just outside of the small NSW town of Coolamon, is 52 hectares of remnant bushland set aside for leisurely walking and mountain biking trails. It is also home to many bird and other wildlife species. When Bramanda visited we had a close encounter with a handsome goanna.
A Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike (Coracina novaehollandiae):
An Eastern Yellow Robin (Eopsaltria australis)
A Red-rumped Parrot (Psephotus haematonotus):
Apostlebirds (Struthidea cinerea) roamed the trails:
Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla)
Also this guy, sunning on a sculpture:
Kindra is also home to a family of White-winged Choughs (Corcorax melanoramphos ).
White Plumed Honeyeaters (Ptilotula pencillata)
Many Grey-crowned Babblers (Pomatostomus temporalis) were also in evidence.
But on this day, the star of the show was a stunningly beautiful Goanna who nonchalantly crossed the trail in front of us: