Last week, I spent 5 days with my family in Apollo Bay. I didn’t do much birding as the focus was helping my nephew have an awesome trip. Turns out I’m very good at behaving like a 7 year old.
I know house sparrows are a feral species and I shouldn’t be admiring them. They are tenacious little birds though!
This parent and chick combo were hanging out under one of the bridges at Balyang, just before it filled up with water.
I’m enjoying photographing the chicks from the recent season, especially to capture the brightness of the beaks.… Read the rest
These photos were taken on January 17
Just before I went to Apollo Bay, I checked on the various nests at Princes Bridge. I found a clutch of darter chicks that were just days old. They were still hiding under the adult and weren’t really begging for food.
I know I’ve shared photos of this before, and it is a common site.… Read the rest
It’s hard not to start a walk summary without talking about how much I love the Otways. I’ve done Melba Gully and Maits rest a couple of times, when visiting with both friends and family. So many of these walks need to be done multiple times, at different times of the year, to be explored properly.… Read the rest
Sethy has taken up fishing. Scratch that, the little dude LOVES fishing. I found out that the marina in Apollo Bay is a popular place for families to go fishing. I also discovered that I find fishing to be extremely tedious.
Instead of accompanying the little dude, I went for a bit of a wander around the area close to the main beach.… Read the rest