Nothing like a walk on a lovely spring’s day after so much bad weather. I am pretty lucky that I can walk out my back gate down the local creek and to the Elwood beach. Along the way I can find all sorts of interesting things to photograph. On this occasion I found a juvenile Little Raven waiting patiently to be fed, a Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike hunting for food in a large Plain Tree and a beautiful Silvereye at Point Ormond. I am so focussed on the birds that I often forget to take a few landscapes for the context…I promise I will next time…
Silvereye, Point Ormond, Elwood
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike, Elster Creek, Elwood
A young Little Raven waiting for a feed.
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There are several Swamp Harriers at Braeside Park Wetlands. On a recent visit we watched a pair circle the main wetlands in search of dinner. The usual bird alarm went up and gave us a chance to get ready to photograph the Harriers as they flew nearby. Over the wetlands, a single Little Raven kept flying up to harass the Harriers.
Swamp Harrier, Braeside Park, Victoria
Circling the wetlands searching below for prey
Identifying white rump markings for a Swamp Harrier
Little Raven taking on the raptors