I’ve been building up a Gallery of the bird life I find in a couple of parks not far from my home.  Birdsland Reserve, funnily enough, not named for its inhabitants, but rather for the family that used to own the land, by the name of ‘Bird’, and secondly Lysterfield Park.  You’ll find the two galleries here.

I’m delighted that I keep seeing birds I hadn’t seen at Birdsland Reserve before. I don’t know if this is because I’m a newcomer there (having only begun visiting regularly since early this year) or whether it’s because the birds are seasonal and, as each season turns, I begin to see a new wave of life there.

Over the past two weeks I saw a Great Cormorant for the first time and then today, saw the whole family on the bigger lake. I also saw Swallows darting around – I only noticed them for the first time a few days ago.  I hope to get much closer shots as my visits increase now that Spring has arrived.

Two swallows

Great Cormorant

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