On a recent terrific, private tour to the Jenolan Caves, which is an hour and a half beyond the Blue Mountains, I was fortunate to experience my first sighting of the Superb Lyrebird.
The bird-like sounds coming from the forest were confusing, as I couldn’t pin point the species of bird. It was a cocktail of sounds from a kookaburra, a camera shutter closing to the sound of a car alarm going off!
Confusing to say the least!
I ended up peering into the undergrowth not knowing what to expect.
Then to my amazement, out of the foliage struts this beautiful pheasant bird, looking like a glamorous ramp model, with the most beautiful long, veil-like tail.
Blessed to have had this rare species of bird cross my path.