Saturday, September 17, 2016

A Wet Kaurna Wetlands Park

We have had a very wet end to winter in South Australia, and the wetlands has been steadily filling. So I took my "point and shoot" along for Kobe's regular Saturday morning walk around the park to see what we could find.

Around 9 months ago a Fluker Post appeared at the wetland. The Fluker Post Project is a "citizen science" project where members of the public put their camera or smartphone on the post and take a photo.  These photos are then used to track how the environment changes with time. More details on the project can be found here. This is what a post looks like, along with my contribution.

Recently, the council also replace some of the bridges here with new bridges. All of the new bridges are underwater at the moment.

The wetland is full to overflowing at the moment so there are lots of opportunities for photographing reflections, and the wildflowers are really starting to show their beauty.


On the bird front, the summer visitors are beginning to arrive, and in the last week I have heard Horsfield's Bronze Cuckoo, Rufous Songlark and Australian Reed Warbler. No chance of photos with my point and shoot, though I did manage a photo of Pacific Black Duck and a female Superb Fairy-wren (100% crop).

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