Yesterday Gary and I ventured off to the Dryandra Woodlands at 5.30am to get there nice and early so he could possibly get some early morning fog shots.
We arrived around 7.30am and waited around for John the caretaker to show me the wall surface I would be working on.
I took a few moments to have a look around and I was blown away by the amount of wildlife that was all around me. I had never been to a place like this before.
He gave me a great location directly opposite the reception office which would be seen by many.
The morning was very cold and damp which meant the paint dried a lot slower than I was used to.
John actually gave me a small portable heater to place in front of the wall to help the drying process.
Throughout the day Gary would return from photographing the surrounding wildlife to take progress shots of my mural.
The background colours took around 4 hours to dry and then I could begin on the bird.
After getting about 80% way through the bird it was soon obvious I was going to finish the mural that day.
We called it a day around 4pm and headed home.
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.