Birding endeavours during my recent trip to Port Fairy were seriously truncated by illness (temporary!) but here's a selection of shots from the weekend trip away for the folk festival.
From the boardwalk at Pea Soup beach a wealth of gulls and terns beckoned further investigation but I really wasn't up to it!
|This unbanded Hooded plover was protecting a fenced and signed nesting site at Pea Soup Beach, Port Fairy.|
|Black-shouldered kite with freshly caught mouse .... Yum!|
|Down the hatch - whole!|
|Does my stomach look full?|
We walked past a wetland at Russell Clark Reserve daily which afforded good views of Great egret, Chestnut teal and other ducks, Buff-banded rail, Hoary-headed grebe, Purple swamphen and Dusky moorhen. There was a small group of around a dozen Black-tailed native hen.