Braeside Birding

On the weekend I went for a walk around Braeside Park. I wanted to see if I could find any of the resident Tawny Frogmouths. I know quite a few of their regular roosting trees but with the breeding season well underway it can be a bit more difficult to find them. I only found one Tawny and it happened to be a large one sitting on a well made nest. The nests I have previously seen have been quite flimsy but this one looked more robust. Along with the Rainbow Lorikeets, and the nesting Tawny Frogmouth, I found a White-faced Heron, a wind-blown Black Shouldered Kite and a Wood Duck that seemed confused by my antics – I was standing on the walking path with my binoculars looking up into the trees looking for Tawny’s. I heard a squawk and just above me was the duck. It must have had a nest in the tree hollow or  it would not have stayed on the branch so close to me…

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Tawny Frogmouth, Braeside Park, Victoria

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White-faced Heron

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Black-shouldered Kite

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Australian Wood duck

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trying to figure out what I was doing…

 

2 responses to “Braeside Birding

  1. The wood duck is beautiful. I admire your knowledge of birds. I’ve even grown to admire the simple crow. 😉

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    • Thanks for the comments Steve, I agree the Wood Duck has something special about it, also named Maned Duck due to its lion manes – it is also a ferocious parent, raising large broods and defending them with charges and hisses…my knowledge just comes from researching one bird at a time and sometimes just watching their behaviour for a while…especially my locals birds

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