Friday, August 24, 2012
Friday, August 17, 2012
An incredibly windy day at the Western Treatment Plant and most of the birds were in hiding. The highlight of the day was a Wedge Tailed Eagle which alighted from a paddock alongside Austins Rd and then flew over me suspended by the wind.
Unfortunately I unknowingly knocked the camera settings and the photos didn't come out as good as I would have liked. A Little Egret allowed me to get close and a family of Black Swans was obliging.
White Fronted Chats are everywhere as are White Necked Herons.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Monday, August 13, 2012
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Lots of rain and high water levels at Coolart has led to a good breeding season for the Ibis at Coolart wetlands. Many eggs have hatched and the air is filled with the constant noise generated by hungry young birds crying for attention. The non breeding immatures are also noisy as they imitate the older breeding Ibis.