A visit to Serendip Sanctuary

On Sunday a small group of photographers went to visit Serendip Sanctuary which is a 227 ha protected area for birds and animals. I’d not heard of it before but am so glad I visited. Such a beautiful place and the weather was lovely for our visit.  We are all keen bird photographers so this place certainly suited our needs.  Apparently there are 150 species of birds that live or visit there on a regular basis.

I was picked up by one of the other birders at a train station and driven to the sanctuary. On entry we were greeted by a Willie Wagtail on a sign post and then saw sightings or more as we walked around the park.  I never see these birds at home but have seen them at a local park about 10kms from here. I loved that there was quite different birdlife at this sanctuary and very different scenery too. I plan to share this with you over the coming week.

The Willie Wagtail is a passerine bird native to Australia, New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, the Bismarck Archipelago, and eastern Indonesia.

Willy Wagtail

Willie Wagtails

If you live in Melbourne and are a keen bird photographer, why not join our Meetup group?

Meetup

Aussie Birds Video Clip

Thought I’d share with you a clip that shows at my favourite bird forum. It shows some Australian birds, some well known, some not so. I know most of them and they show in this order:

Tawny Frogmouth chick, White Cockatoo, Willie Wagtail, Rainbow Lorikeet, Australian Laughing Kookaburra, Duck, Bush Turkey, unknown small bird, Black Raven, Red Browed Firetail.