Thursday, 24 February 2011

WTP Again

Another trip to Melbourne and another detour to the WTP on the way home. It was late afternoon and I was hoping to get there in time for pre-sunset bird activity.

The bonus was there were LOTS of birds actively feeding and finding roosting sites (wasn't formally counting but estimate 30+ species in 45 minutes from Beach Road to the Bird Hide along the coast and back along Lake Borrie).

The downside was clouds came in making it prematurely dark so photography was difficult.

The highlight was this pair of Cape Barren Geese aggressively defending a small mound (just north of the bridge over the Lake Borrie outlet) from gulls, pelicans, ravens and even a Willie Wagtail.

Cape Barren Goose, Western Treatment Plant

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