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Ross Mannell
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My six word autobiography... "Seeking ways to make a difference."
My six word autobiography... "Seeking ways to make a difference."

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Been busy with photo/video for local groups so falling behind posting beach visits. There are now four visits waiting for animal identity and editing.

Current project: charity dance performance from 3 dance schools. I can't post the full photos but will share the silhouettes I've made from some photos. The video is still waiting for editing.

With a major multi-school festival soon, there is even less time ahead. I will still escape to the beaches occasionally to refresh but the waiting queue might grow.
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01/08/2018
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July 17 - Sometimes you don't need to go far. I was testing a new setup on a camera when I noticed a visitor to my backyard. It was an Egretta novaehollandiae (White-Faced Heron). Good chance for a test run through a window.
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June 25 - Goalen Head area had once been farmland, now national park. The open grassed areas provide eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus) with a feeding ground. Over the years, I have seen many of the kangaroos in my region. They have even been known to feed in my yard.

On this day, I saw the largest mob* of the kangaroos I have ever seen in my area. I started to count reaching over 50 when more arrived. I gave up counting. The photo has around 40 of the kangaroos, many watching me carefully and moving off if I approached.

mob* - name for a group of kangaroos or wallabies
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June 25 - Murrah-Bunga Beach to Bunga Head - Birds

Photo 1: Colluricincla harmonica (Grey Shrike-thrush)
Photo 2: Egretta sacra (Eastern Reef Egret)
Photo 3: Microcarbo melanoleucos (Little Pied Cormorant)
Photo 4: Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin)
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15/07/2018
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June 25 - Murrah-Bunga Beach to Bunga Head -

Photo 1 shows as far south as I reached. Mimosa Rocks was no longer in sight and it was getting late in the short June day. I turned and headed back over Goalen Head.
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15/07/2018
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June 25 - Murrah-Bunga Beach to Bunga Head - The beach towards Bunga Head - at first I thought I might have been the only visitor that day but, as I moved further south, there were footprints in the sand. They would have accessed by a dirt road behind the beach. No one was there as I headed along the beach towards Bunga Head.

Bunga Head Location: -36.5786, 150.0568
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15/07/2018
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June 25-Murrah-Bunga Beach to Bunga Head - I had to walk over Goalen Head as I headed south.

Photo 1: Looking north... I will be visiting beaches in hte north on other days. The township of Bermagui is on a distant point.
Photos 2 to 4: along the headland area, another beach came in sight along an area know as Hidden Valley. The beach name? Possibly Bunga Beach because Bunga Head is in the distance in Photos 3 & 4. Mimosa Rocks can be seen as a faint rocky piece of land behind Bunga Head in Photo 4.

Bunga-Murrah Beach Location: -36.5435, 150.0568
Goalen Head Location: -36.5530, 150.0665
Bunga Head Location: -36.5786, 150.0568
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15/07/2018
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June 25 - Murrah-Bunga Beach to Bunga Head - Murrah-Bunga Beach will be walked on another day. On June 25, my objective was to head south towards Mimosa Rocks and the cliffs that blocked my June 23 northerly hike at Aragunnu.

Photo 1: Murrah-Bunga Beach (to be explored June 27)
Photo 2&3: Heading along near the sea became difficult so I headed up to the clifftops.
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15/07/2018
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June 23 - Mimosa Rocks National Park - Aragunnu - Animals at the site were scarce and elusive to photograph but I did capture three.

Photo 1: Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby)
Photo 2: Strepera graculina (Currawong)
Photo 3: Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairy-wren)
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15/07/2018
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June 23 - Mimosa Rocks National Park - Aragunnu - The return to my car was along a track unlike my beach walking. One of the first locations was the site of a shell midden. The photo of an information plaque at the site explains.

Location: -36.5829, 150.0521
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15/07/2018
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