Darter (snake) bird

My husband and I went for a picnic lunch on Saturday at Lilydale Lake Park. He’d not been there before, it was a lovely day and I wanted to go for a drive.  There weren’t any available seats in the shade and we had one seat in the car so poor hubby had to sit on the ground (remember he’s still suffering from his own injuries from last April) but we managed. Later we went for a walk and I was thrilled to do just over 1.5kms before getting back to the car. I am so pleased to be walking again – without an aide, in this case a crutch. Still had hubby with me 🙂

We saw a couple of Darter birds, along with other birdlife. This one in particular was close by on a rock and I was concerned when I looked at the photos to see it had fishing line around it’s head and beak and a fishing hook close to its beak. I have notified the authorities and sent them photos, and already have had a reply that they’ll get it attended to.  It’s a shame when our wildlife suffers because of man’s activities.

Darter Bird, Lilydale Lake

Darter Bird, Lilydale Lake

Comments

  1. They are quite snake-like . I couldnt get closer to get a better picture . Nice looking bird 🙂

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