Sunday, January 29, 2012

Count the Species


Click on the image for a larger one to explore all the different species at Edithvale wetlands.

This panorama stiches together 4 photos taken from the viewing platform at Edithvale wetlands. There are spoonbills, egrets, swans, pelicans, teals, ducks, stilts, and cormorants.
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Friday, January 27, 2012

Wedge Tailed Eagle at Cranbourne




My usual scouting location at Cranbourne was closed today so I headed off in a different direction to parts unknown. With one eye on the ground looking for snakes and the other wandering the tree branches there didn't appear to be much to see, just the usual wrens, finches, and wattlebirds. To my surprise I happened on a Wedge Tailed Eagle that allowed me a couple of quick snaps before escaping on the wind.
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Cuckoo and Thornbill










A fledgling cuckoo, possibly a Shining Bronze Cuckoo, was making quite a bit of noise as I walked by at Coolart wetlands. After waiting a short while a Brown Thornbill appeared and began to feed the cuckoo. It must have fed about 10 insects to the cuckoo in a short time, I'll bet the thornbill will be glad to see the cuckoo complete it's independence.
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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Grey-tailed Tattler










A report at Birdline Victoria stated that a Grey-tailed Tattler had taken up residence at Mt Martha beach on the Mornington Peninsula so I decided to check it out for myself. I think I walked past it twice before I found it happily feeding along a rocky shoreline between two popular swimming beaches.
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