Monday, April 2, 2018

Oaklands Wetland again

As my local wetlands is completely dry now, I decided to head to Oaklands Wetland this morning, before it got too crowded.

All of the usual suspects were there, including Purple Swamphen, Grey Teal, Royal Spoonbill and Noisy Miner.

On one of the bridges was this Little Pied Cormorant who allowed me to slowly creep within a few metres.

The long staying pair of Pink-eared Ducks were still there, and although they are still quite timid, they allowed a reasonable approach with a bit of patience. They are quite stunning little ducks up close.

A favourite of mine is the white-faced Heron, and this one was quite happy to approach to about 3 metres as long as I kept still.

There are quite a few nest boxes here, and this one was full to overflowing!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Adelaide International Kite Festival

This weekend the Adelaide International Kite Festival takes place on the Semaphore foreshore and beach.

One of the best spots to view from is Semaphore Jetty.

There are kites of all different shapes, sizes and colours.

Some big,

Some small.

This year there was a group of kite flyers from Queensland who performed close formation kite flying to music.