The Melbourne suburb of Parkville has some great places for walking and birding. Royal Park is a favourite as the combination of a range of habitats and proximity to the Royal Melbourne Zoo attracts a wide range of birds. The Trin Warren Tam-boore Wetlands in the north western section of Royal Park (next to Manningham Street - see map) have been created to collect and treat storm water run-off and are a great place to find water and bush birds.
Australian Reed Warbler were calling from the reeds all over the wetlands and several species of honeyeater were active (New Holland, White-plumed, Red Wattlebird) but were too far away or in the wrong locations to get good shots.
However, this Pacific Black Duck landed and started to have a splash bath right in front of me.
|Pacific Black Duck, Royal Park|
Sometimes the common birds give me the greatest pleasure :-)