Superb Lyrebirds have been vocal the past few weeks, their characteristic calls and clever mimicry ringing across Morton National Park, South Coast NSW. The bird shown below was scratching at the turnoff sign from 12 Mile road to the Granite Falls car park.
Granite Falls is an easy walk from the car park through robust stringybark, red bloodwood and turpentine trees. There is evidence of tin mining from the 1900’s, then the falls are a spectacular 63 metres into a forested valley. After a week of patchy rain with some local heavy falls there was only a trickle flowing down the polished granite rock-face.