These few pictures from last weekend capture the breadth of bird-watching experiences available at the Nobbies, Phillip Island.
Firstly the headland's viewing platforms provide some good vantage points for observing birds in flight up at their level and at close range .... perhaps a little too close!
|Immature Pacific gull (Larus pacificus)|
Then if you have some decent optics you might be able to hazard an educated guess as to what some distant seabirds might be. People see albatross and the like I believe (obviously not in this photo).
|Fairy penguin spotting at The Nobbies, 25th March 2012|
Little penguin (Eudyptula minor)
|The Nobbies looking east (C 2004)|
|Silver gull & chicks (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae)|
|"Son, I'm watching you. Put that cigarette down!" (below) ...|
|Crested tern (Thalasseus bergii), The Nobbies, 3/1/2011|
|Crested tern colony, The Nobbies, 3/1/2011|