The Malleefowl mound, but no bird!
It was getting late when we pitched up at Muckleford & found a clearing in the forest to camp.
Simon heard a Powerful Owl & after a little persuading, a pair flew in, one being quite co-operative.
Simon, Debbie & Bill.
Simon who is the gay boy on the left?
The main reason for coming here was to meet Debbie, who has been keeping tabs on the rare Swift Parrot for many years now. She proved to be delightful company but despite her best efforts, we failed to find the parrots!
Male Red-rumped Parrot
Female Red-rumped Parrot
New Holland Honeyeater
In the afternoon Simon knew a daytime roost for Powerful Owl. It proved to be a reliable site and we enjoyed excellent daytime views of this very impressive species.
The next day we had quite a long drive to the Brisbane Ranges National Park & then onto the Lakelands Reserve at Lara. Lara is situated on the outskirts of Melbourne & is a great location for Cape Barren Goose.
Cape Barren Goose
Australian Little Grebe
Me on The Great Ocean Road.
A magnificent coastline.
Parked in the car park, on The Great Ocean Road!
We were up early on the 4th April & drove to Airey's Inlet before the tourists beat us to the site!
Our tactics paid off & we saw several Rufous Bristlebirds.
Red necked Stints
There is a Pectoral Sandpiper in there somewhere!
Most of these birds are Banded Stilts.
Australian Spotted Crake
White-winged Black Tern
There were six freckled Ducks on this small pond
The endangered & incredibly rare Swift Parrot.