This mural almost didn't happen...
I was in Denmark to paint a mural at the high school wanted to use the weekend prior productively.
The Red-Winged Fairy Wren and the Red-Eared Firetail Finch are the two endemics found in the area so I really wanted to try and paint one of them while I was there.
I asked the visitors centre to see if they were interested but said it would have to go through the board members and council so would most likely take a few months for approval.
I decided not to pursue this route and instead ask the holiday park I was staying at while in Denmark.
I was given a great wall location on the administration building at the Ocean Beach Holiday Park and began the mural at noon on Saturday. Even though it was raining the angle of the rain did not touch the wall I was painting. The damp air did not help the paint dry so i had to return the next day to finish it off.
Tho owners of the park were nice enough to offer me a chalet for painting their wall which was amazing and so much better than sleeping in my van.
Special Birds of the Region
Almost 550 species of birds have been recorded in Western Australia. 387 species have been recorded breeding. 17 species are endemic to Western Australia. These are Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo, Baudin's Black-Cockatoo, Western Corella, Western Rosella, Red-capped Parrot, Noisy Scrub-bird, Red-winged Fairy-wren, Black Grasswren, Western Bristlebird, Dusky Gerygone, Western Thornbill, Western Wattlebird, Kimberley Honeyeater, Western Spinebill, White-breasted Robin, Western Ground Parrot and Red-eared Firetail. Many other species have unique sub species in Western Australia such as Western Whipbird, Crested (Western) Shrike-tit and Lemon-bellied (Kimberley) Flycatcher.