I haven’t posted for a few weeks because I haven’t been out very much, because of the rubbish weather. It’s good for the region because it had been so dry for so long, and the birds don’t care, but I like the big blue sky and hope we get better weather soon.
The good news is that I see the ospreys regularly now, so I’m hoping that in a month or so they might nest again nearby. The one above was less than a kilometre from the marina, on a fishing trip.
While I was trying to get a photo of the osprey, the fairy-wrens very kindly came to me. The male’s breeding plumage is almost complete, but not quite.
I went to Yanchep National Park and the splendid Fairy-Wren was also putting on a show.
The water birds were out in force, including this spoonbill. The spoonbill didn’t appear to be making a nest, but didn’t seem to want to give up his stick either.
It’s always a treat to see ducklings, and this mother had 15 tiny ducklings to care for. I don’t know when they’d hatched but it must have been very recently.
The shelducks seemed happy to make the most of the break in the rain to sit and sun themselves on the rocks.
The pelican also seems to be happy to get the sun on his back for a while. It’s raining again at the moment, fingers crossed for some sunshine and dry days next week.