Of course with flowers blossoming there were birds all around us. I could hear them but it was not so easy to see them as the paperbark trees were also blossoming and the birds were mainly up there. The only one I got anywhere near enough to photograph was this Brown Honeyeater which seemed to be catching small insects rather than just taking nectar.
Before I saw the flowers I smelt the perfume from them. Then I saw that Leucopogon pimeleoides was flowering all through the bush. I love the perfume of this flower. It is quite a delicate perfume but when there are numbers of plants flowering it scents the bush all around.
There were two kinds of Hakea in flower. - Hakea plurinervia
and Hakea actites.
Pultenaea villosa brightened the bush around it with its bright yellow flowers.
There were numbers of other smaller flowers not quite so easy to see. This Boronia rosmarinifolia looked as if it was just starting to flower as there were more buds than flowers.
There should be more of these Patersonia sericea later in the season or when there is a little more rain. At present it is very dry and I have seen more of these flowers in places where the soil is damper.
For those readers not used to this sub-tropical climate, our wildflowers bloom mainly in late winter and early spring. Summer is just too hot for most of these delicate flowers to survive.
I am not an expert with bush flowers so if I have made mistakes in naming any I would appreciate correction!
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