Singing at Cape Schanck

I have been spending a bit time down in Rosebud over the last few months and have started exploring different sections of the Mornington Peninsula National Park. Cape Schanck is the most southern point of the Peninsula and juts out as the meeting place of the wild Bass Strait and Western Port Bay. One of my favourite times visiting the site was during rough southerly conditions and watching Gannets, Shearwaters and Albatross fly by the coast. On this occasion it was fairly mild and many visitors were enjoying the sunny winter conditions. One of the bird species often found in the area is the Singing Honeyeater known for its beautiful and melodic songs.

Singing Honeyeater, Cape Schanck, Mornington Peninsula National Park, Vic

Singing Honeyeater, Cape Schanck, Mornington Peninsula National Park, Vic

Singing Honeyeater, Cape Schanck, Mornington Peninsula National Park, Vic

II

Cape Schanck boardwalk and lighthouse, Mornington Peninsula National park, Vic

Cape Schanck boardwalk and lighthouse, Mornington Peninsula National park, Vic

2 responses to “Singing at Cape Schanck

  1. Love the Singing Honeyeater and see it nearly every other part of Australia. Funny it does not live on the east coast, it seems interesting that it does not cross the ranges. I hope to check the Mornington NP one day looks interesting Malt.

    Like

    • I like the Singing HE as well Ashley, it has an interesting range of calls and I thought it was a bit ho hum and misnamed until I heard it in full song along Flinders back beach a while back…The Peninsula has some great walks and birding ops. I am off to twitch the South Island Oyster Catcher in Western Port this weekend…the other coast
      of the peninsula that I don’t often get to…

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s