Visiting the park

Love visiting Birdsland Reserve (formerly Birds Paddock) and my husband and I went for an afternoon walk this week. I usually do early morning walks but it’s nice to do so at a different time of the day sometimes.

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Australasian Darter Birds

I really enjoy walking at Birdsland Reserve, in Belgrave.  Always something to see, no matter the time of day. I’m usually there as the sun is rising and hits the lakes, roughly about 40mins after official sunrise. Lots of birdlife, beautiful lakes and bush life. Occasionally a kangaroo, haven’t yet seen an echidna yet. One day…

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Male darterbird in flight

Male darterbird with fish

Male darterbird

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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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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Butterflies in the garden

I’ve been delighting in adding to our garden, plants and flowers I knew that butterflies would love. I watched an episode of Australian Gardening some months ago that spoke of developing our gardens for butterflies. I got inspired to do similar in our garden and now watch eagerly for the butterflies. I’ve even begun a Facebook Page and also a Facebook Group for others to join in (would love to see more at both).

Butterfly on daisy

Butterfly on flower

And on top of our Cherry Laurel tree which is quite tall
Butterfly on top of Cherry Laurel