|Tiger Snake at WTP 24/09/2015 by Nina Zuccolo|
After receiving my key-to-bird-watching-heaven, I went along and did a slow tour of the western part. That look me 5 hours to do about 15km. Lots of raptors -- Whistling Kites, Black Kites, Swamp Harriers, Brown Falcons, Nankeen Kestrels.
|Black Kite Milvus migrans|
|Swamp Harrier Circus assimils|
|Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia|
... Caspian, Crested and Whiskered Terns, Australian Pelicans, various Cormorants, hundreds of Swans ...
|Australian Pelican Pelecanus conspicillatus|
|Pied Cormorant Phalacrocorax varius|
|Black Swan Cygnus atratus|
|Black-winged Stilt Himantopus leucocephalus|
|Silver Gulls Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae -- flying flat out up wind|
|Crested Tern Thalasseus bergii|
|Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus|
|Eastern Osprey Pandion cristatus|
After I had reached Gate 4 and exited the WTP, I drove west along Beach Road towards Avalon Airport where a Banded Lapwing pair and chicks had been reported. It didn't take too long to find them as they were only 10 metres from the roadside fence. More images.
|Banded Lapwing Vanellus tricolor|
Magic. t1250 and be there!