I spent a most pleasant day at the Treatment Plant today, Wednesday 9th.
Driving along Pt Wilson Rd were a few Flame Robins sitting on the fence.
There were plenty of Pink Eared Duck on the Austin Rd., Lagoons, with them
were a number of Shovelers , a few Hard Heads were not far behind quite a
few Grey & Chestnut Teal. On Paradise Rd.; Avocets and some Banded Stilts
were on the first pond, a Glossy Ibis near the Black -winged Stilts on the
second pond. Going on to the Conservation Ponds and Borrow Pits were coots,
Grebe, Musk Duck Pacific Black. There were a few Curlew Sandpipers and
some Black-fronted Dotterel. As we travelled west along the coast I was
very excited to see an Australasian Bittern, my first ever, what an amazing
bird. All the cormorants were there, a few Whiskered terns, at the mouth of
the Little River there were 8 Pied Oystercatchers flashing their red beaks.
Add a couple of Royal Spoonbills and a Cisticola or 2 , Black-shouldered &
Whistling Kites, Swamp Harrier: Our final count was 61. I had taken my
cousin who had never been birding before. I think she will be back! No
Freckled Duck. I have yet to see one! I will be visiting East Gippsland for
the next couple of weeks but am always delighted to take anyone down to our
beautiful Treatment Plant
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