Although the weather conditions were far
from ideal the Treatment was still jammed packed with birds. We started at the Summer Lagoons and the
first pond was a delight. 5
Godwits, Red-necked Avocet, Banded and Black winged stilts all very close
together. The waders were in roosting; Curlew, Sharp-tailed & Marsh
Sandpipers, Red-necked stints. The
birds were all massed and ideal for ‘birdscape’ pictures with the digital camera attached to the telescope.
There were thousands of Pink-eared
Duck on the adjacent lagoon.
Kirk Point was the next delight. The Golden Plover and Ruddy Turnstones,
Crested Terns, cormorants, terns and duck were on the rocks.
We entered Lake Borrie from Beach Road and
there on the rock were 6 Freckled Duck and a female Darter. Hardheads and
Bluebill duck were cruising around too.
Paradise Road Lagoons were a bit sparse
but the two Cape Barren Geese were still there. There were a few Royal Spoonbills on the far side of the ponds.
On Little River were Yellow Spoon
bills. (We did see a Crested Grebe
there on December 27th)
As the tide was in and the wind was strong we did not go to the mouth of
On the old pier were all the cormorants
and another two female darters. There
are very few birds on the Borrow Pits that are almost dry so no water no birds. The water level in the Conservation Lagoons
is very low but there were a large group of waders in roosting.
It really was a very enjoyable morning.
If you are coming Werribee way you may
decided to call into the Cultural & Information Centre, there is an
exhibition of Doug Blood’s ‘BIRDSCAPES’ all taken down on the Treatment Plant.
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