Early morning visit to Birdsland Reserve

A view of the moon from the reserve.

Webs in the light from the rising sun.

Pied Cormorant

The Pied Cormorant is a common visitor to water areas in Australia. Sometimes known as a Shag too.

Watching me from its perch on high.

Leaving its perch to fly to the lake.

Early morning walk with the ducks

Visited Birdsland Reserve yesterday with some fellow photographers and love being there early morning, as the sun is rising and everything is fresh and new.

Purple (wild) flower at the park

I have no idea what this flower is, it is daisy-like. It was growing as a wild flower in the local park. Thought it really beautiful. Do you agree? If you know what it is, please do let me know too.

Flower bud

Unknown, purple daisy perhaps

More birds for the Gallery

I’ve been building up a Gallery of the bird life I find in a couple of parks not far from my home.  Birdsland Reserve, funnily enough, not named for its inhabitants, but rather for the family that used to own the land, by the name of ‘Bird’, and secondly Lysterfield Park.  You’ll find the two galleries here.

I’m delighted that I keep seeing birds I hadn’t seen at Birdsland Reserve before. I don’t know if this is because I’m a newcomer there (having only begun visiting regularly since early this year) or whether it’s because the birds are seasonal and, as each season turns, I begin to see a new wave of life there.

Over the past two weeks I saw a Great Cormorant for the first time and then today, saw the whole family on the bigger lake. I also saw Swallows darting around – I only noticed them for the first time a few days ago.  I hope to get much closer shots as my visits increase now that Spring has arrived.

Two swallows

Great Cormorant