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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Water at the botanical gardens

There are several water features at the botanical gardens in Cranbourne and they’re artistic and beautiful to view.

Sunrise at Birdsland Reserve

I’m trying to make sure I get exercise every day and a good way to do that is to go for a walk at the local reserve that has a lake. It’s just over 5km round walk from the outer carpark. The morning looked promising and I thought I’d get there before the sun reached over the hill.  I was rewarded.  Shown in the order it happened. I love cool crisp mornings like this one, with the mist rising off the water.  It’s quite beautiful, don’t you think?

A Tale of Two Pelicans

While at Birdsland Reserve earlier this week I saw, for the first time, two very large Pelicans gliding through the water. Absolutely gorgeous to watch. And then when they got to one section, one hopped up on a dead branch but the other pecked its tail to get it to move. The first jumped down and moved around the dead branches and the second jumped up rather clumsily to the same spot. Then the first found a new spot and together they groomed themselves. Seems even in the world of Pelicans there is a pecking order.

A Tale of Two Pelicans

Mist at the Lake

It really was very misty on Monday morning. Here are some more shots of my walk at Birdsland Reserve.

I think this one is my favourite shot.

Mist at the park

A Darterbird holds out its wings in the hope of drying them in the sun.

Mist at the park

And this duck is bathed in sunlight as the mist swirls.

Mist at the park