storm water canal

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oconnore51
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storm water canal

It amazes me that despite the terrible pollution, the smell, when the water rises in the storm water drain, water birds can be found.  I also saw a Little Pied Cormorant

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001 by Ann Connor, on Flickr

alcatraz
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Some of the best birding spots seem to be next to sewerage treatment plants, so a rising drain is maybe not so bad! Thanks for sharing Ann.

HelloBirdy
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Is the first a young heron?

Ryu
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oconnore51
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Okay, i didn't know that about sewrage plants! 

Yes, its a White Faced Heron I think, the colour is very bad in the photo, washed out.

elizabeth

sue818
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Hi Elizabeth,

when travelling and birding I often ask for the location of the local sewerage ponds and rubbish tip. Sounds awful but birds turn up there. Makes for an interesting conversation at the local tourist info office!

Sue

rawshorty
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Melbourne sewage works have recorded 263 species, only beaten by Townsville Park with 274. If someone 6 years ago suggested going to the poo ponds i would have pulled a funny face :)

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oconnore51
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All good to know for future reference (I think!)

elizabeth

WhistlingDuck

Nice shot of the heron ... they pop up all over the place, i have seen them recently a couple of times along my street .

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rawshorty wrote:

Melbourne sewage works have recorded 263 species, only beaten by Townsville Park with 274. If someone 6 years ago suggested going to the poo ponds i would have pulled a funny face :)

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Lol, I pulled a funny face when you said poo ponds.

oconnore51
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I didn't know that about the herons, Whistling Duck.  I am pleased to know that my polluted stinky storm drain is a bird watching mecca!

elizabeth

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