A week last Sunday we popped into Filey Dams. Bird wise there was not a lot to be seen.
A number of male Black Darters kept settling on the bleached timber fence rails but that was about the lot.
On leaving the Board Walk to East Hide I saw this beautiful beastie crossing it. We guessed it was the caterpillar of a Hawk Moth but a 'birder' advised that it was the caterpillar of the Elephant Hawk Moth, not something I have ever seen before, a great sight, perhaps I will never see one again. A big caterpillar perhaps 4'' long, those eyes are to frighten predators and it has a horn on the rear end.