This post is sheer indulgence. I get so caught up in learning as much as possible that I forgot to just sit and enjoy watching birds. I was very fortunate to find 2 pelicans resting on the nesting boxes when I got there.
I’d been talking to mister Sethy about pelicans wingspan recently, so was stoked to get this photo.
He was on the nesting box closest to the car park. There were noisy children chasing the ducks nearby so he flew off.
I was annoyed, yet grateful to be able to get shots of the bird in flight.
I walked around Balyang looking at other birds and sat down near the remaining pelican. He was a bit sleepy.
These photos are perfect to show both Glenn and Seth. It was shortly before 6 and the lighting was perfect.
He then began to groom himself, which is an amusing sight. I love watching birds groom but it must be a lot harder with that beak!
Purple swamphen in a tree. Thought it was amusing – don’t normally see them up there!
Eurasion coots having a snuggle. I need to capture more loving/evil moments between animals.
Return of the honeyeater! See, I’m learning 🙂 This little dude moves so quick.
I didn’t see any darters in my normal spot under the bridge. Imagine when I saw all of these in tree. I’ve never seen this many at once. Maybe it’s the time of day?
This was a tree that had fallen over the path between the swamp and the main road. I wanted to capture *some* kind of evidence of the crazy weather we’ve endured lately.
For about five minutes, the lighting was just magical. I would have loved to experiment with the light in different areas of the sanctuary but I was distracted by the pelican.
Worthwhile birdwatching trip. Reminded me to focus on the joy, rather then the chase and competition.