Every year, a large number of darters and cormorants breed at Princes Bridge, near Balyang Sanctuary in Geelong. For 6 months, I got to watch multiple breeding cycles of all species.
This page curates the posts showing what happened last season.
- Baby Darters: Eyes Are Open!
- Little Pied Cormorant Feeding: You Can See It Regurgitate
- Parents encouraging cormorants to climb out of the nest
- Awesome cormorant feeding photos
- Darter Pre Mating Ritual
- More Photos of Little Pied Cormorant Nesting Behaviour
- Darter Chicks Sharing Food With Siblings
- Teeny Weeny Darter Chicks: Again
- Nesting Little Black Cormorants
- Little Black Cormorants Showing Nesting Behaviour
- Princes Bridge Little Pied Cormorants #2
Little Pied Cormorant Courtship: The first time I saw courtship behaviour at ‘The Mating Tree’ at Balyang. The photos were substandard as the view was obscured.
Little Pied Cormorant Nest building Fascinating seeing both birds work together placing the small branches on the nest
Mating Little Pied Cormorants at Balyang. First observed mating attempt. Occured shortly after the courtship in the previous post.