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. The birds here are subtly different to the ones we get in Geelong. There are more silvereyes and European goldfinches. I was walking along the road where the geese and blackberries are when I come across this young welcome swallow. The lighting wasn’t ideal, but I loved being able to get such crisp detail. Pay particular attention to the gape.
The school holidays mean that Apollo Bay is busy, but it also makes it a great time to find younger birds. You don’t even have to wander far to see them!
If you are exploring the marina, make sure to look out for sting rays. There are some giant, friendly ones that hang around!