Thursday, February 24, 2011

Wedge Tail Eagle at Cranbourne

I observed three Wedge Tail Eagles circling above a property next to the Cranbourne Botanic Gardens, fortunately one came close enough to photograph.
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A bit of Photoshop

I made this composite using photoshop. The photos of the moon and the eagle were both taken from my backyard, then merged together.
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Saturday, February 19, 2011

White Faced Heron

Flinders on the Mornington Peninsula is a popular fishing and surfing destination but it also has an interesting coastline that supports exotic marine life. This White Faced Heron was successfully fishing in the low tide rock pools.
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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Crested Terns at Jam Jerrup

A quick visit to Jam Jerrup on the eastern side of Westernport Bay provided an opportunity to observe adult and juvenile Crested Terns. I also observed approximately 20 Royal Spoonbills, 4 Pied Oystercatchers, 6 Pelicans, and several groups of 10 or more Eastern Curlew which were all flying north.
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Point Nepean

Marine park accessed via Point Nepean national park, Hooded Plovers nesting on the beach and quite a few Australian Gannets flying past at regular intervals. Dolphins are regular visitors and can be seen surfing the occasional waves that enter through the heads.
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Warringine Park

A 3km boardwalk and track beginning near Hastings and ending at Jacks Beach. The boardwalk meanders over the mangrove swamp with viewing platforms along the way. Plenty of white faced herons, superb fairywrens and the odd swamp harrier.
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Eastern Spinebills at Coolart

The Eastern Spinebills are very active at the moment, feeding their young. I spotted this pair foraging near the Antechinus hide at Coolart Wetlands.
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