This Pacific Gull stood sentinel on the reef marker
|Pacific Gull, Ripview Lookout, Queenscliff|
A few Pied Cormorants flew by and the dull overcast conditions reduced the contrast making it easier to get some underwing detail without any fiddling in Photoshop.
|Pied Cormorant, Ripview Lookout|
As I was about to pack up and leave, I noticed a small ship entering The Rip (the perpetually rough entrance to Port Phillip Bay) and I recognised it as one of the Sea Shepherd ships, the Sam Simon, named after the co-creator and executive producer of “The Simpsons" and managed to capture it just as it was turning into the channel.
so I hung around for a few more minutes as it passed by Point Nepean.
Driving back through Queenscliff, I noticed a lot of White-faced Herons feeding on the mudflats of Swan Bay. The backlighting made for some interesting silhouettes.
|White-faced Heron, Swan Bay, Queenscliff|
There were many other birds there too but work beckoned...