WoodpeckerI realise this photo is not that good, but considering it was taken in the wrong camera setting and out of the window, climbing the Montague Pass, I’m fairly happy with it.

We think they are Ground Woodpeckers, but are happy to be told otherwise..Woodpecker

They flew away, as a pair – just hopped off the ledge and swooped downwards, out of sight. I twisted round in my seat and took this one… WoodpeckerMostly there is only room for one vehicle, but we only passed a few! Montague is a ‘scenic’ pass, not one people use daily to go to work! It was worth the drive, but I would probably have had more fun if we were not in a borrowed (uninsured) vehicle! Montague PassLook at this cute old railway bridge – we sat there for some time and I photographed the flowers and rock features without panicking I was blocking the traffic!Montague PassFlowers – just growing up against the towering cliff faceMontague PassAnd water…just leaking out of the rocks.Montague PassIve no idea what this flower is – probably pretty common, but lovely none the less…Montague Pass



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bulldog - 28. Sep, 2014 - Reply

Your ID of the birds is spot on… Did this pass many many years ago… would love to do it again one day…

frankiekay - 28. Sep, 2014 - Reply

We didn’t get anywhere near until a FB friend thought it was an Olive Woodpecker – I didn’t think to look for a woodpecker nowhere near a tree!
The Montague Pass was very nice and we chose it because I like to stop and take photos – I like to that without a thirty tonne truck driving up my exhaust pipe! The road was in very good condition (compared with Zim roads!)

bulldog - 28. Sep, 2014 - Reply

If you need help with bird ID… I’ll help anytime…

frankiekay - 28. Sep, 2014 - Reply

Thanks – pl check my ID on this blog of the Robin – it could be wrong –

bulldog - 28. Sep, 2014 -

Give me a link to the post and I will with pleasure…

frankiekay - 28. Sep, 2014 -
In fact, perhaps would you mind checking them all! I have a stack of pics, but I often don’t post because people ask me what they are???

Suki - 29. Sep, 2014 - Reply

Lovely scenery

frankiekay - 29. Sep, 2014 - Reply

Absolutely stunning – it was a great drive up the mountain