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This blog is about birds, the bush, street art, black & white photography and the quirky laneways of Melbourne’s CBD. It might give you an idea of what it is like to live in Victoria, Australia and especially the city of  Melbourne.

Rainbow Lorikeet

Rainbow Lorikeet

Storm clouds over Port Phillip Bay, Victoria 18 April 2015


Storm clouds over Port Phillip Bay, Victoria 18 April 2015

Street Art, ACDC Lane,

Street Art, ACDC Lane, Melbourne CBD

18 responses to “About

  1. Hello, my name is Ann and i am very impressed with your blog. Australia is a very interesting and very far country for me, so you give me a unique opportunity to get to know it closer! Thank you! And I am happy that you visited my blog, much appreciated! Have a nice day!

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  2. Thanks for the follow your photography is stunning. Look forward to seeing more. Melbourne is such an awesome city but I rarely get there.
    Kath.

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  3. Thanks for following The Long Way Home! I really love your bird photography. I used to do some bird spotting with my dad growing up – but rarely saw anything quite as exotic as these in Wales!

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  4. Hi Malt, very interesting blog. Esp the birding part. I am an amateur birding enthusiast from Mumbai , india. Going to be In Melbourne thru the Christamas week. Am planing my trip and seeking guidance on the best places to go biding in/around Melbourne. Was wondering how to go about planing this. Which area/s will be most productive. Is there a local birding group which does morning trips? Are there any local birders i can connect with to tag along with. Thanks

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    • Hi, thanks for the comments. Best thing to do is check out the Ebird entries for around Melbourne. It will indicate the best sites based on most number of species. Also join up with Victorian Birders on Facebook and search for similar questions posted by others or ask your own questions. The number 1 spot to go to will be the Western Treatment Plant in Werribee where you can find up to 100 species in a day. There are many small groups of weekend birders around Melbourne and you will find the active ones that take visitors on the Vic Birders FB page. Good Luck and enjoy your holiday in Melbourne, hope you find some good birds.

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  5. Sheena Gillman

    Hi whoever owns this blog. I was looking for an image of a Painted Honey-eater feeding on Mistletoe to accompany an article I have written for a conservation magazine.
    Sheena Gillman Birdlife SQ here – if you can possibly help.

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  6. Hi Malt,
    Hope you have survived the pandemic and are well.
    I am looking for a good flight shot of an Eastern Yellow Robin, for the cover of my next book, and was wondering if you had one or more I could look at. If you did have one suitable we can talk further as to price or gratis with acknowledgement on front imprint page as others have done.
    Hope you are able to get out and about again soon.Enjoy the weekend !
    Kindest regards,
    Ashley.

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    • Hi Ashley, all well down here, not quite back into the national parks but soon I hope. I have just gone through my pics and no flight shots of the Robin. All mine appear to be nest or perching/hunting shots but no flight, probably a bit to fast for me as it would need a fair bit of light to catch it cleanly in flight with the dim forest they generally live in. I’ll ask a few bird photography friends whether they have anything.

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  7. Elizabeth Cossar Pryor

    Hello from New Zealand.
    My mother’s cousins emigrated from Manchester, England to NZ in 1913 but some of the Family after WW1 went to Victoria to live. Particularly Uncle Joe and his family who settled at Double Creek ,
    .Mallacoota, where they named their farm ‘Waitangi’. We visited Pat and Bill Noden twice at their lovely home at Double Creek and I wonder how it fared in the fire storms last year?
    How very different living in the wilds of Victoria must have been compared to City living in Manchester!
    Do you know what happenedto the home there??
    Both Bill and Pat have now passed on of course.
    In the earlier years another Great Aunt, Uncle Joe’s sister Elizabeth and husband Tom Davis also lived there in a 1/2 canvas 1/2 timbered cabin, I expect it was. Another Gr Aunt Lillian and her husband Jim Swallow also lived up. In the early years when the Princes High way was being developed Uncle Joe used to row, on the incoming or ourgong tide from Double Creek to the highway and return at week’s end to the family & farm.

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    • Hi Elizabeth, I asked a friend who lives in Mallacoota and quite often goes birding in that section of the forest and he has advised that the property did not burn too badly and that the house should be ok.

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    • I have walked in that area a bit and just at the creek where there is an access bridge to the property there are several very old row boats still tied up or half sunken. These might be a few of the old boats you mention.

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