A few weeks ago I finished early on a Friday afternoon and went down to Lake Samsonvale via the cemetery on Goldscrub Lane (5 mins from my place) just to see what was about.
I have to say I have never seen it that low. There were almost more birds than water. . . well not quite, but there were a lot of birds.
Here are just a few I managed to snap. There were a lot of Pelicans, Cormorants and Darters way over the other side but nothing close enough to photograph.
Sorry its a bit photo heavy. I hope you don't mind.
A Covert of Coots - This is just a couple of Coot Coverts that were on the lake, there were literally hundreds of them.
This one was looking ver daper in his technicolour coat - Straw-Necked Ibis
A few of these around as well but very flighty. This one stayed long enough for me to get a few shots of the lovely sheen before he few off. I have never noticed the white lines on the face before. Not sure if this is because it is in breeding plumage or not.
A few of the Locals flew by - White-Faced Heron, Intermediate Egret & Whiskered Tern
A Scattering of young Egrets on emu Parade looking for food
One of the many small Springs of Teal that flew by the afternoon.
There were a few of these White-Headed Stilts that were unusually flighty and just wouldn't shut up. They would continue to fly close and bark consistantly, which scared a lot of other birds off.
This is why they were soo noisy. There were a few of these young ones around but the parents scared all the others away. This little one was not phased by me at all. The parent was probably yelling at the kid not me and in typical kid fashion it was ignoring the parent.
The Highlight for me was this little one (Red-Capped Plover). I caught something out of the corner of my eye and saw this cheeky little just on fron tof me. I lay down to get a better composition of him and he just kept his eye on me.