ON GOLDEN POND AT BLACKHEATH

ON GOLDEN POND AT BLACKHEATH

We are experiencing an autumn like no other at Blackheath in the Blue Mountains of NSW. Heart-lifting in its beauty, heart breaking in the worldwide impact of Covid19. I cannot think of anywhere better to be living in lock-down. My daily walk takes me past the local

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THE CRANKY CORMORANT OF BLACKHEATH

THE CRANKY CORMORANT OF BLACKHEATH

JUST LET ME BE! Honestly, the resident pied cormorant at Blackheath duck pond  is the crabbiest looking creature imaginable. I have no idea if this cormorant is  male or female.  I presume  it finds a partner and breeds each year, but as far as I can see

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A BIRD IN THE SHOP’S WORTH TWO IN THE POND!

A BIRD IN THE SHOP'S WORTH TWO IN THE POND!

EARLY HISTORY OF BLACKHEATH DUCK POND When the Great Western Railway crossed the Blue Mountains in the 1860s  a reliable water source was required for the steam engines. In the village of Blackheath a catchment area to the north and east of Gardners Crescent and below Prince

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