Nesting Season at Werribee

As the migrating shore birds slowly build up in numbers at the Western Treatment Plant lagoons, I have been making a series of visits with a few friends to watch and photograph the spring nesting. There are many species building nests and raising young. The highlight was finding two separate Brolga nests.

Swan nesting, Western treatment plant

Swan nesting, Western treatment plant

Swan nesting, Western treatment plant

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Nesting House Sparrows, Western treatment plant

Nesting House Sparrows

Masked Lapwing nesting, Western treatment plant

Masked Lapwing nesting – I was a bit worried about this nest, the water rose quite high after a good rain fall a day earlier.

WHistling Kite nesting, Western treatment plant

Whistling Kite nesting

Whistling Kite guard, Western treatment plant

Whistling Kite  – on guard duty a tree away

Whistling Kite guard, Western treatment plant

Whistling Kite guard

Nesting Brolga, Western treatment plant

Nesting Brolga – two large eggs on a small island in a lagoon.

One response to “Nesting Season at Werribee

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