Thursday, February 23, 2017

A Last VIsit to Winton Wetlands


We found it irresistible to make one more visit to the Winton Wetlands before we left the countryside. The day was clear and breezy and not too hot. I took time to make a long exposure (about 4 minutes) of the landscape. The motion of the clouds give the sky a smooth look in contrast with the prickly character of the dead trees.

I also took up the Nikon V1 on the long lens in an attempt to reach a few of the birds. I found a Great White Heron and a Little Pied Cormorant on a log in the swampy parts.


ONe of the high points was getting close enough to a Sulphur Crested Cockatoo to really see him well.


And finally, a respectable photo of the Brown Falcon.


This is a wonderful place and I wish we could come back more in different seasons. According to the literature from the cafe/visitor center, we should, in principle, be able to see Brolgas (related to cranes), but there were none that we could find.

As we were leaving, we did see a Red Fox scampering away into the (non-dead) forest. A real treat for goodby visit.