Birds of Lake Colac

Yesterday morning I went to Lake Colac to check out the bird life. Normally this lake has a good healthy population of water birds, however, after a long hot dry summer the water level is receding fast. The number of birds also appears to be dropping.

The first image is of a colony of Australian Pelicans (Pelecanus conspicillatus). Here they were clumping in a bid to protect each other from the very strong westerly wind.

Clumping pelicans

Clumping pelicans

Near the point where I stood is the mouth of Barongarook Creek. This creek has a nice little of colony of ducks of various species.

Pacific Black Duck (Anas superciliosa) at home in Barongarook Creek

Pacific Black Duck (Anas superciliosa) at home in Barongarook Creek

Blue-billed Duck (Oxyura australis) with another unidentified bird

Blue-billed Duck (Oxyura australis) with another unidentified bird

These ducks soon lost interest when the discovered I was not there to feed them!

These ducks soon lost interest when they discovered I was not there to feed them!

I will not turn around!

I will not turn around!

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