Saturday, May 27, 2017

Oaklands Wetlands

There had been reports of a couple of Pink-eared ducks at Oaklands Wetlands, so I popped down there yesterday to see if I could get some photos. 

One of the first birds I saw was a Black-tailed Nativehen. These birds are an irruptive species, normally seen in large flocks, and are usually very wary.  As long as I stayed still, this one was happy to fossick around only a few metres from me.

I found the Pink-eared ducks on a small reed fringed pool, and again, they were quite happy as long as I kept my distance.

There were also plenty of more common species, including Purple Swamphen, Little Grebe, Maned Duck, Coot,  Pacific Black Duck and Little Pied Cormorant.

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