After my trip to the pool on Tuesday I was determined to keep the body moving so on a very
cool cold foggy Wednesday morning it was on with coat wooly hat and gloves and out i went – up the road to my favourite reserve. Kiera decided on a spot near the fire to wait for my return 😊
As I said it was a very foggy, looks like the sky was falling down, low light morning – even on the low light feature my photos look dull – I haven’t altered them because I want to remember the morning as it was. Clicking will enlarge
silly bugger soul in sight as I looked up past the pond and began to think the resident ducks had migrated to warmer places, then turned back and saw they’d all come out of hiding.
And here’s a group of Purple Swamphens – this is not their usual behaviour. I’ve never seen them rush up from their wetland waterhole – like ducks looking for something toeat – they potter around feeding on the grassy slopes, and tend to stay clear of people. I think this winter must have been hard on them.Oh dear what a miserable looking waterhole this is – not very interesting is it. Can’t see a thing on the horizon except grey skies.
Look below and admire the view of the nearby Dandenong Ranges we get from that spot on a sunny day Yes, those are the infamous tv masts that sit on The hilltops visible for miles around. No matter where we’re coming from once I can see them in the distance I know I’m nearly home 😊
So it was up the hill past the old school oval which is now an off lead dog park – couldn’t see or hear anyone. Nobody around but me. And looky here – there’s my resting spot. If you compare this photo with the one of the masthead you can see how much growth has taken place in not very many years. It’s a lovely place to sit and watch the world go by on a warm dry day. Not today tho’!
Down the hill and back to the bridge, heard a flapping of wings as I went over.
It just sat there for ages looking around not in the least bit bothered by me snapping away.
If you stand up straight I can look you up in my bird book when I get home
I cheated and checked the reserve’s website to see what birds frequent the area then looked it up in my bird book 😊
It’s a Little Pied Cormorant !
(or Little Shag)
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Linking to Sunday Selections – http://river-driftingthroughlife.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/sunday-selections-339.html
Linking to Our World Tuesday – http://ourworldtuesdaymeme.blogspot.com.au