Thursday, April 23, 2015
A FAMILY OF COMMON WALLAROOS
It's been a while between entries. Apologies. Although I've been out in the field sporadically since my last post, there haven't been a hell of a lot of noteworthy sightings. Just before the endless storms that have wreaked havoc along the eastern seaboard over the last few days (my heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones or lost their homes), I was fortunate to come across a family of Euros or Eastern Wallaroos near Santi Forest Monastery in Bundy. At first glance I thought I had Eastern Grey Kangaroos with a Swamp Wallaby. On closer inspection I realised I was seeing a male Euro with 2 females and a joey. The male was stocky/bulky, with coarse deep brown-grey fur. The slight white cheek streaks were another distinguishing feature. Though widespread in NSW, I've not seen Common Wallaroos in The Southern Highlands before. I was buzzing for a few hours after seeing them. LJ, April 23 2015.