There was a good turn-up for last month’s bird walk, with the weather dry and wind ok for bird spotting. The first location was the Aireys Inlet treatment plant, where there were many water birds in the upper pond. Highlights were a Pink-eared Duck, two Hardheads and Shelducks.
Next was the Distillery Creek picnic area for morning tea. There were plenty of honeyeaters at the small pond, including Crescent, Yellow-faced and White-naped Honeyeaters. Up high a Wedge-tailed Eagle was seen circling. To add further colour to the day, Glenda Wilson photographed a Grey Shrike-thrush looking typically quizzical and intelligent and added a couple of great shots of male Golden Whistler and Bassian Thrushes.
On the next bird walk on 9 September we will be searching for Orange-bellied Parrots (OBPs) as part of the Bellarine Peninsula OBP team. (See the Calendar for meeting details.)