While I am on the subject of mothers and babies, here is another one. This Red-necked Wallaby and her joey were enjoying the later afternoon light on the grass outside the yoga barn. I was inside, preparing for the retreat weekend, but had already got my camera, thanks to the Swamp Wallaby eating mulberries right outside the door. Interesting that this one does not consider the fallen mulberries or the low foliage of the tree food at all.
The paths had been freshly mown ready for our guests …. this one leads to the timber tent where one lucky person gets to stay, amongst the casuarinas. During the retreat two women were at the beach early on Sunday morning when they saw an unusual commotion in the bay. One was in the water, the other on the beach. They came back reporting two dorsal fins, large, moving fast, but not like a shark, more like a large dophin. Further internet investigation revealed they had seen a mother Orca (Killer Whale) and her calf! The Humpback Whales are still passing, heading south with their young, so the Killer Whales are here to prey on them, looking for any weak youngsters. It is unusual to see them here. Later that morning the same Orcas were seen off Tuross beach, heading south after the Humpbacks.