This trip took place on May 6th
I love the Ocean Grove nature reserve. It’s a hidden gem on the bellarine. I didn’t get to enjoy it properly the first time I visited with Glenn. He loves nature in a different way to me and I felt a tad guilty when I realized that.
This was the first place I visited with Carolyn on that impromptu adventure. It was so awesome to explore it with another person who just wanted to savour it. I had enjoyed my visit with the moth night, but I was busy trying to watch the little dude.
One thing I loved about the area was the number of what I suspect are austral grasstrees. It’s not a huge amount, but more then we get around here.
In the past it has been pretty hard to find wallabies, with the exception of the moth night. On Wednesday we saw at least four! It was amazing.
I did read that you get red necked wallabies there, although I don’t know if I saw any.
I took this picture because it kinda looked like a wallaby from a distance. They really loved the areas where they had recently done burning off. A couple of wallabies were nibbling on the fresh shoots. I also noticed that the burns were pretty light.
The birding for the day was quite good. I know we saw a grey currawong and a couple of other species. I was really impressed with the robins though!
As always, I loved seeing the yellow robins. I could spend all day photographing them. The pink robins, below, were an even better surprise. I now can really see what others say about the bands on the wings.
I loved this adventure so much that I ended up returning 9 days later with Seth. I think I’m in love with here. It has so much charm and hidden secrets. I know I was disappointed that I didn’t see a flame but hey, I’ll find one 🙂
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