Saturday, 12 January 2013

Lake Murtnaghurt

Lake Murtnaghurt, aka Murtnaghurt Lagoon, lies between Barwon Heads Golf Course and 13th Beach Golf Course behind the 13th Beach dunes (see map).

I went for a quick look this morning and found the lake teeming with ducks (mostly Grey and Chestnut Teal) and wading birds (Pacific Golden Plover, Red-necked Stints and Sharp-tailed Sandpipers)

Lake Murtnaghurt, Barwon Heads
The vegetation around the lake made it difficult to get close enough for any good photographs or positive ID on any rarer birds (really need a scope for viewing waders at this distance) but it was great to see so many birds enjoying their Saturday morning breakfast.

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