Monday, December 20, 2010

The Gurdies





A cold and wet afternoon spent wandering the natural conservation area at The Gurdies. I had never explored this area before and was longing to do so. In a short walk I observed 2 Eastern Grey Kangaroos, a Swamp Wallaby, Crimson Rosellas, Scarlet Robins, Rufous Whistlers, Superb Fairywrens, many more small birds, and lots of wildflowers. Well worth spending some time there when the weather is better.
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Monday, October 25, 2010

Spotted Pardalote


This male spotted pardalote was waiting to feed its young in a burrow nearby.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Brown Falcon


This pole in the middle of the wetlands has proven to be a regular resting place for birds of prey. This time it's a brown falcon.
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Swamp Harrier at Edithvale


Very hard to get a decent shot of this swamp harrier as it is always cruising up and down the wetlands looking for a tasty morsel. I managed to sight this one resting on a favourite pole adjacent to the waterway. It was however, a very long way away.
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White Faced Heron at Edithvale




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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Wedge Tailed Eagle





The sun came out for the first time in more than a week so I was able to visit Cranbourne Botanical Gardens to take a few shots. To my surprise, a pair of Wedge Tailed Eagles were cruising above the open paddocks and afforded a couple of opportunities.

The top shot show a swamp harrier harassing the eagle, followed by a pair of magpies doing the same. The final shot is of the swamp harrier.
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