Evening at Tea Tree Lake

Ibis in the trees on the island, ducks in the water
Ibis in the trees on the island, ducks in the water
ducks and swamphens
ducks and swamphens on Tea Tree Lake
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The sun goes down behind the summerhouse/kiosk and the skateboard playground

(Updated: originally sent from my phone as a gallery.)

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  1. sue says:

    Lovely locale. Can you swim in the lake or is it just for the wildlife & yabbies.

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    1. ChristineR says:

      No swimming Sue. The swimming pool is not far away and was closed yesterday – in January! The lake is geared for wild-fowl, lots of reeds and shrubbery. The ibis flock seems to live out in the centre somewhere. Not sure about yabbies, Sue.

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  2. Outlier Babe says:

    I most like that middle one.

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    1. ChristineR says:

      Me too. I adore those Eastern Swamp Moorhens, for their colouring and their name.

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  3. skybright1 says:

    Liked the one with the rocks and birds in best! Looks like a very enjoyable place to camp.

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  4. creekrose says:

    Are these Tea Trees like what the essential oil is made from?

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    1. ChristineR says:

      Yes, you’re right! Apparently, when the place was first set up in the 1800s, there were lots of tea-trees there. I must look into it. Thanks for dropping by my blog. Appreciated.

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      1. creekrose says:

        Wow, we use the oil on tick bites, but these are the first tea tree’s I’ve seen . . .they don’t grow here . . . and now I’m wondering if they smell tea tree’ish . . lol!

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        1. ChristineR says:

          I don’t think any of those photos actually have a tea-tree in them, though maybe some of the smaller bushes on the island will be. One of the homes. I’ve seen them wild as well as in gardens. They have tiny leaves, but I can’t remember any particular smell other than a bit like eucalyptus smell, not as strong. They have masses of pretty little flowers, mainly in pinks and white.

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