The morn was action packed with beautiful waist high waves peeling in at Arrawarra Headland. Very friendly crowd about, sharing waves, swapping stories. Winds were favorable; in hindsight I wish we’d have stayed all day!
Then we headed up above Sherwood Nature reserve to a probable bower site. We’d seen birds there before. After an hour of observations I took the plunge and suited up in my anti snake and tick gear. The going was rough for the lantana shrubbery was intense and thick. I could not go through it, but had to work my way down under a leading rainforest edge on the left side of the thicket. So I crept amongst big hoop pine and other rainforest trees, periodically poking my way into the lantana. I am pretty sure that is where his bower is but after a solid half hour I had to make a break for the roadside and the car. I could of thrashed my way around there forever and still not have found the bower. We need more observational time to watch and nail this one down. Perhaps a set of brush loppers would come in handy.