And more birds from Lilydale Lake Park

And here are some more, a couple of water birds and a tiny wren.

Superb fairy-wren. Think this was a male.

White-faced Grey Heron. It watched me carefully, trying to weigh up whether to fly off or continue foraging. I moved away and left it in peace after I got a couple of shots.

Female Darter bird.

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More birds at Lilydale Lake Park

More birds I saw at the park last week.  The last two are water birds although the Lapwings are frequently found near water too.

The Masked Lapwing (formerly known as the Masked Plover)

Purple Swamp Hen

Little Pied Cormorant

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Birds at Lilydale Lake Park

Recently visited Lilydale Lake Park and there were quite a few different species of birds there. Here are some of them.

The Australian White Ibis.  Quite the scavenger wherever humans hang out.

The short-billed (or Little) Corella. Very noisy birds when in flocks together.

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The birds at Blue Lotus Water Garden

The birds were mostly elusive but there were some that came out to play. Some of the photography group that went with me got a lot more images of birds but here are some I saw whilst visiting there.

This is Freddie, as named by the owners of the garden. He’s a regular visitor there, although it sounds to me he actually lives there, rather than visits 🙂

Pied cormorant

Gang Gang Cockatoos. Wished they were closer for a better look at them.

Grey fantail

Eurasian coot takes a walk

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A visit to the Cranbourne Botanical Gardens

I don’t go to this place nearly often enough. Situated in Cranbourne, just off the freeway, this botanical gardens has both natural bushland and formal Australian gardens. A lovely place to visit if you’re wanting to see what a bush, flower or tree might look like before you plant it in your own garden. Or just enjoy a lovely day visit there. It has a cafe, information centre, guides, even a small train to give you a tour.

This is the flower of a Kangaroo Paw.

A New Holland Honeyeater enjoying the nectar of the Kangaroo Paw.