Sunday, January 23, 2011
This afternoon I popped over to Greenfields Wetlands for a couple of hours looking for Long-toed Stint. I did see one distantly, but no photos to show. I recently discovered that there is a bird hide (blind) here. this is where the Stints had been seen. I was a lovely afternoon, and the sky was full of whispy clouds. There were plenty of pelicans there, and also White-headed Stilt showing of their well grown youngsters. Outside the hide, many juvenile Welcome Swallows were on the power lines, and Singing Honeyeaters were on almost every bush. As I focused on this Little Grebe (the broken reflections caught my eye, I flushed a Rufous Night Heron, which I caught up with a little further along the bank. Finally, just before I was back at the car a spotted this group of Great Egrets squabbling, with a Little Pied Cormorant wondering what all the fuss was about. Tomorrow, Maryann and I fly to Tasmania for a few days. Internet permitting, I hope to publish a couple of posts while we are on the road.