Kororoit Creek: A waterway claimed by many…

I  explored a new area last week. The Kororiot Creek mouth opens out into Port Phillip Bay in Williamstown next to the Jawbone reserve.  To access the area you need to park at either the sports ground or next to one of the many fishing club shacks that line the Creek mouth on one side. As the nearby areas gentrify this part is fighting to stay the way it has always been – a working class fishing area/village. On the opposite side is a bank of salt marsh vegetation while on the village side it is Banksia trees and attempts at regeneration of creek side flora including White Mangroves. It is a remnant of the tidal wetland that ran right across this coastal area.

Further up the creek is the Mobile Oil Refinery Storage tanks. Considering the local birdlife including many migratory waders, it is surprising that such heavy can co-exist successfully with the wetland.

Great Egret,

Great Egret

Welcome Swallow

Welcome Swallow

Little Black Cormorants,

Little Black Cormorants – I watched these Cormorants hunt as a pack. There were 6 in the group working closely together.

Black Swan P81

Black Swan P81 – I reported the swan through the myswan link . See Jawbone link above for more details on tagged swan research. 

Pelican

Pelican

Pelican II

Pelican II

New Holland Honeyeater

New Holland Honeyeater

Little Pied Cormorant

Little Pied Cormorant

One response to “Kororoit Creek: A waterway claimed by many…

  1. Pingback: Kororoit Creek displays | The Gap Year and Beyond

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