This Hardhead was happy bobbing around, whilst the Pacific Black Duck was having a quick preen. I love the facial markings on the female Maned Duck.
There were lots of Dusky Moorhens here too, as well as a single Great Egret slowly wading through the shallows. Over on the island, an Australian Darter was enjoying the morning sun.
But back to the Pacific Black Ducks. These two were almost side by side, but the slight difference in angle made a huge difference to the colour of the speculum.
Heading up to Long Gully, some more common birds were out and about, including Crested Pigeon, Australian Magpie, and a pair of Emu's drinking from a puddle by the side of the road before it got too hot.
Long Gully itself is always "chock-a-block" with parrots and Saturday was no exception. Galah's and Sulphur-crested Cockatoos in the trees, Rainbow Lorikeets inspecting tree hollows, and Eastern Rosellas and Red-rumped Parrots feeding on the grass.