Seth, mum and I went down to Balyang to look for bugs. As soon as we got there we heard this unusual call. I can’t describe it but I hadn’t heard anything like it before. It was high up in the tree and the light was fading. Oh no! I recorded the calls just in case I needed them for later.… Read the rest
It was late October. The scarlet honeyeaters were showing up in regions where they had never been seen before. Initially, people were getting excited because they were showing up close to Melbourne. Then there were sightings in Ballarat. Then Geelong.
It was hard for me to get excited about such sightings.… Read the rest
I was starting to get excited. I thought it was nearing the end of the first part of the breeding season around Balyang, which meant I could slow down and focus on other things. There was a new pair of darters preparing to create and raise young. There was significantly less numbers of young cormorants.… Read the rest
I first spotted the nest in September and was hoping it was still intact. The wild weather has been destroying a number of nests in the region.
I was so happy to see them in the nest and it turned out I wasn’t the only one. There were two other people there, including a lady with a telephoto lens.… Read the rest
The spoonbills have returned to Balyang! There have been a lot of ibis lately after the floods have filled the ponds. I hadn’t seen spoonbills in a while.
On this day, there was three. This yellow-billed spoonbill, a species I rarely see there, landed on the mating tree. I knew that the photographs would be mediocre from my position, especially as I stuck to creative auto.… Read the rest