I spent the weekend at Phillip Island, mostly helping my wife on a field trip but the best thing (apart from working on the rocky shore) about intertidal field work is that when the tide is in there's time for birding.
Swan Lake is a large body of fresh water on Phillip Island and attracts a wide range of wildlife. The short walk to the lake through the coastal woodland offers great birding. The following were among the 20+ species seen in a 30 minute morning walk
|Little Wattlebird, Swan Lake, Phillip Island|
|Grey Fantail, Swan Lake, Phillip Island|
|Fan-tailed Cuckoo, Swan Lake, Phillip Island|