We have been trying to identify some of the small birds which hide in the undergrowth and treetops.   Among the methods we use is to sit in the bush listening for their calls.  Yesterday, while doing this, Richard spotted our first Autumn Native Orchid.   So far I have not been able to identify it precisely, but I will keep trying.

This orchid is tiny.  There were two plants close together. One was approximately 3cm tall, and the other about 7cm tall.  The flower itself was probably not much bigger than 0.5cm.  As you can see, the flowers may be tiny, but they are perfectly formed.  Due to their size, they were extremely hard to photograph clearly.  Thank you to Richard for laying down on his stomach amid the ants to take these photos.

Native Orchid
It is easy to miss this tiny orchid when walking around looking for birds.
Native Orchid
I don’t have a macro lens, so this was as close-up as we could get with my camera. However, it is close enough to see the form of the flower.