The highlight of our trip to the Western Treatment Plant yesterday was the close encounters with Brolga. We’ve seen these magnificent cranes at WTP before, on a couple of occasions, but never at such close-quarters. We first came across four adults on a narrow pond between two tracks – affording great views. Later we saw them fly off inland. On our final drive around ‘T-section’ an adult stepped out from the tall grass right in front of the car, quickly followed by another and then.. a youngster! Presumably a locally bred bird.
On our walk this morning a late addition to the trip list, a Goldfinch!
What a great trip much enjoyed at this end too whilst we struggle to even get in to Europe these days! Looking forward to further middle of the night ‘pings’ Martim