Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Walsh Point Reserve

Walsh Point is usually a good spot when it's windy. Gulls, terns, and raptors flying up the river at almost eye level are held up by the wind providing a better chance of a flight shot than is often available. It's a good spot for the dogs too with wide open spaces and a six km walk from one end to the other and back.

Today the weather was perfect for them - like kids they are hyped in cool windy conditions. However it was just too gusty for sharp photos, and once the clouds blew in it wasn't worth clicking the shutter.
A Brown Goshawk or Collared Sparrowhawk cruised past at a distance, gulls and terns battled the breeze, cormorants dived for fish and pelican tried their luck behind the fishing boats. Pipits bobbed in the freshly mown grass and an osprey passed by on its way upriver.

Bird List:
    Osprey Pandion haliaetus (pictured above)
    Australasian Pipit Anthus novaeseelandiae
    Silver Gull Larus novaehollandiae
    Great Crested Tern Sterna bergii
    Pied Cormorant Phalacrocorax varius
    Australian Pelican Pelecanus conspicillatus

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