First stop was Swan Bay Jetty, usually a great spot for pelicans and cormorants. It was quite windy today so many of the usual suspects were taking refuge on the shore.
|Swan Bay Jetty|
This is a common site here
|Little Black Cormorant, Little Pied Cormorant, Swan Bay Jetty|
with some birds allowing quite close approach if you take your time.
|Little Pied Cormorant, Swan Bay Jetty|
Next stop was Ripview lookout at Queenscliff, where I found this immature Black-shouldered Kite hovering above the sand dunes.
|Black-shouldered Kite, Queenscliff|
Lake Victoria in Point Lonsdale usually has several species of small wading birds feeding around the edge of the shore. The lake shore has receded due to the lack of recent rain so the few Red-necked Stint and Sharp-tailed Sandpipers there today were too far away to photograph. There were the resident Red-capped Plovers though and they make great photographic subjects.
|Red-capped Plover, Lake Victoria, Point Lonsdale|