04 December 2012

Photos from Steve Benjamin

Double Barred Finches

Painted button quail

Satin Bower Bird

Yellow Tufted Honeyeater
Steve is a visitor to our valley and calls home Batemans Bay on the NSW South Coast.

02 December 2012

Echidna

found near the road.  Usually they are hard to photograph as the stick their head between their front legs.

Bird Photos by Steve Benjamin

Regent Honeyeater

Scarlet Honeyeater

White-browed Woodswallow female at nest

Hooded Robin
It's nice to see another new contributor to our Capertee Valley blogs and I look forward to more from him and others.

26 November 2012

Volunteer Fire Fighters Training Night

Members of Bogee, Rylstone and Clandulla Rural Fire Brigades (RFS) attended a training night at the Bogee RFS shed this week to be trained in fire fighting where flammable liquids are involved.  It also enabled the fire fighters to practice use of  equipment at night.

Each fire fighter had the opportunity to 'have a go'.  The Bogee training officer had his junior trainees from Kandos High School take part.

Its good to know that our volunteers are fully qualified to meet almost any eventuality.  Over 50 volunteer fire fighters were present  The 'car' is merely a shell specially designed and has gas pipes attached and gas is relesed into the vehicle from a gas cylinder nearby.  The training unit arrives on a vehicle trailer.

Thank you 'firies' and thank you Bogee RFS for being so proactive.

17 October 2012

Black-Fronted Plover, photo Donna Upton

This bird had laid 3 eggs at the side of a dirt road in the Capertee Valley.  Concerned residents placed a road barrier around the nest in the hope that this would give the bird half a chance to hatch the eggs.

01 June 2012

Airly Homestead in the Capertee Valley, NSW

During renovation,  the old steel roof material was removed and  the original timber shingles were found.  They appeared to be in fairly good condition.  The new roof steel roof can be seen over the verandah.  A snapshot in history.

26 February 2012

Late afternoon at the Rylstone Show

the building at centre left which is attracting a huge crowd is the Bar