I was walking at Birdsland Reserve yesterday and watching some Blue-banded bees, so was standing still, camera focused towards the ground, when a cyclist came to a screeching halt, sliding on the path nearby and then turned his bike and rode down the path towards me. He’d seen a ‘spiny anteater’ and wanted to tell me about it. I guess seeing me with my camera gave him a clue that I might just be interested 🙂
I asked a few questions and then headed off in that direction, inviting a young family nearby to come join me.
We found the Echidna as it slowly ambled through grasses towards a log. Got a few shots but nothing fantastic. The mother had her phone out to get photos too, the kids very excited to see an Echidna. The family started to head off again, but I told them to wait for a bit and sure enough, the Echidna poked its head up slowly from behind the log, then put up its beak and then a paw up onto the log. Excitement for all of us! There were grasses in the way and I had to shoot through those, so not as sharp as I’d like, but definitely exciting to see. Gorgeous, hey?