Off I go to my third outing with Bird Life Australia!
Well not I, we 🙂 I’ve enrolled a good friend so that we can both enjoy the delights of what was forecast to be a fabulous day as well as some bird watching and some photography.
At 10am I was having my doubts about the day fining up. It took a while but as we were pulling into Tooradin for lunch around 12.30pm a single ray of sunshine finally burst through the fog and smog and misty cloudiness. And what a difference just a bit of sun makes at any time; the colours pop, the heat warms, the birds come out to play and there is brightness and lightness everywhere! Lovely!
The drive down was through some very scenic roads and was lovely, but the fog was hemming us in and certainly restricted our view from several spots along the road. So it was nice to have sun start to break it up and have the day open up.
I forgot to take a photo of the Corinella Cemetery which was the site of last Friday’s bird watching. It is lovely and very old, so I’m sorry to missed that but here’s the first photo of the day.
Our first endeavour was to walk the perimeter of the cemetery which is part of a section of bushland held in trust for the cemetery. A path is cleared around the three sides meeting the bush, but we still had to watch out for bits of sticks, bracken and annoyingly, mosquitoes!
Moving on once we had covered the perimeter of the cemetery, we moved along the road to find the start to the path cleared by Parks Victoria through the cemetery land so that we could walk through.
Then into the woods for another lovely adventure finding cute and varied birdies, and other bits and pieces.
And back along the first side of the cemetery.
And we’re done for another day. Lots of satisfaction getting good photos, and debating now the value of taking binoculars as well as a camera to get a good look at birds that aren’t photographable because of how far away they are.