|Shy Albatross, Pt Lonsdale|
Closer and more photogenic was this Nankeen Kestrel that can frequently be seen on the lighthouse.
|Nankeen Kestrel, Pt Lonsdale Lighthouse|
We retreated from the rain to Ocean Grove Nature Reserve (see map) for a quick lunch and a walk around the north western part of the reserve. 30 species sighted/heard but not great for photography - mostly small bush birds at a distance - but an enjoyable walk and great to see such diversity in a small area of bushland. A highlight for many were the several pairs of Flame Robins on the adjacent farmland (a fair distance away and shooting though cyclone wire fence in dull light was a challenge but it was good to see these little birds back)
|Flame Robin (male), Ocean Grove Nature Reserve|
Ironically, for a bird photography trip, the best photo opportunity for the day was presented by this Black Wallaby
|Black Wallaby, Ocean Grove Nature Reserve|