Birds, Birds Everywhere

As usual at this time of the year the water in our wetland recedes but this is when we see more water loving birds here as the water in other areas dries up completely.
This afternoon 40+ Wandering Whistling Duck were feeding with a small flock of Magpie Goose on Rupert’s Pond while 5 Green Pygmy-Goose were observed from the bird hide on Graham’s Pond. Spotless Crake, White-browed Crake, Azure Kingfisher, Forest Kingfisher, White-faced Heron, White-necked Heron and Great Egret are frequently seen on the various ponds that make up the wetlands while our gardens are filled with the sound of Honeyeaters, Orioles, Metallic Starlings and Double-eyed Fig Parrots. There are many families of Lovely Fairy Wren residing here now and with some patience it is not too difficult to find some flitting around on the edge of the sheltered gulllies or along the path through the woodland. They are a delightful bird to observe as are the many other insectivorous birds that frequent the property.

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