The second day of my Easter trip exploring the Bellarine Peninsula took me to several coastal parks and bushland reserves and while the number of birds were not large the photo opportunities to get closer to the regulars was quite good.
Black Wallaby, Ocean Grove Nature Reserve, Victoria 4 April 2015 – feeding on new grass growth after a bush fire in the area.
The Lookout – Red Browed Finch, Ocean Grove Nature Reserve, Victoria 4 April 2015
Silvereye, Lake Connewarre, Victoria 4 April 2015
A careful selection
I just want to sing ! – Superb Fairy Wren, Lake Connewarre, Victoria 4 April 2015
Welcome Swallow, Edwards Point Wildlife Reserve, St Leonards Victoria 4 April 2015
A squadron of Pelicans flew over me as I walked along the Point – there were 6 large birds flying in perfect formation gliding along the coast.
Australian Pelican, Edwards Point Wildlife Reserve, St Leonards Victoria 4 April 2015
Red Browed Finch, Edwards Point Wildlife Reserve, St Leonards Victoria 4 April 2015
Opposite my accommodation in Queescliff was a park overlooking the beach and the heads at the entrance to Port Phillip Bay. In the park are some large mature trees planted by the early settlers of the area. The trees are stunning and beautifully shaped by pruning and the wind. The one below reminded me of a giant bonsai. I spent some time one evening in nice late afternoon light walking around it and using my wide angle lens trying to capture the feeling. I failed miserably – I never thought that taking a photos of trees would be so much harder than birds.
Conifer, Queenscliff, Victoria 4 April 2015
Pine, Queenscliff, Victoria 4 April 2015
While I was staying at Queenscliff there was a full eclipse of the moon that lasted for several hours and finished with a rare blood moon. While I did not stay up for the full blood moon (too cold and I had an early start the next day), I did get a few early eclipse shots trying out various settings. I got very few clear shots due to clouds but was happy enough with the one below.
Lunar Eclipse, Queenscliff, Victoria 4 April 2015