Yesterday morning we took a walk around Swan Bay in Queenscliff. The morning had been pretty chilly and there was still a brisk wind off the water as we headed off around the waterside walking track.
The upside of a chilly morning is the clear sunny day that follows; perfect for bird watching and taking photos and just being out and about!
I didn’t see quite as many birds as I had hoped, however a lot of birds were far over on little islands of sea grass or tidal mud so although they were there, we didn’t get a good look.
I really need to look into getting a pair of more powerful binoculars. I already know mine are terrible, but just need to get out and look for my next pair; they would make a huge difference!
Pair of Crimson Rosellas walking the spouting of a nearby house
Beautiful duck in the wetlands: Pacific Black, Australasian Shoveler or Australian Grey Teal??
Australian White Ibis poking around in the shallows
White-faced Heron in the Swan Bay
Australian Pied Oystercatcher amongst the sea grass
Stunning Crimson Rosella in the bushes
Beautiful crimson and light blue colours of the Crimson Rosella
Group of male and female Chestnut Teal ducks in the sea grass
Fabulous blue male Superb Fairy-wren on the path in front of us
Pretty female Superb Fairy-wren edging out of the bushes next to the path
New Holland Honeyeaters thronging through these yellow bushes
New Holland Honeyeater dangling down into a flower
Immature New Holland Honeyeater preening on a branch
Group of Little Pied Cormorants drying off on the shore
Royal Spoonbills swishing their bills for dinner
Another yellow bush, another New Holland Honeyeater
Caught in mid twirl: New Holland Honeyeater dancing around
Australian Magpie in the grass
Group of Australian Grey Teal ducks resting on Swan Bay