We got there today on a rising tide so decided not to walk around to The Nits but were treated to some great views of oystercatchers.
|Australian Pied Oystercatcher, Rhyll, Phillip Island|
A small flock (I can't bring myself to use 'dread', the generally accepted collective noun for terns) of Crested Terns sat preening on the sandy shore near the boat ramp. There were various stages of advancement towards breeding plumage on show and all displayed their characteristic crest. Interestingly, most were banded.
|Crested Tern, Rhyll, Phillip Island|
Conservation Hill overlooks Rhyll Inlet and is often a good place for birding with a variety of habitats: coastal woodland, farmland, swamp, mudflats and mangroves all close by. We got there in the late afternoon and there was not much bird activity (probably due to the cold and windy weather) but it did provide the opportunity to see several Black Wallabies.
|Black Wallaby, Conservation Hill, Rhyll, Phillip Island|
Part 1 Fisher's Wetland
Part 2 The Nobbies and Swan Lake