Birding at Jawbone Reserve

The other day I made my first visit for 2017 to Jawbone Flora and Fauna Reserve. I find this Reserve a good spot for birding – especially waterbirds.

On entering the Reserve, my first sighting was the juvenile Black Swans (Cygnus atratus) sleeping in the reeds. There was a strong cool breeze blowing and the reeds gave them protection.

Black Swan

Black Swan

Most of the birds were inactive, the Pied Cormorants (Phalacrocorax varius) were busy preening while others were content to look on.

Pied Cormorant

Pied Cormorant

Pied Cormorant

If travelling to Melbourne I can highly recommend a visit to Jawbone Flora and Fauna Reserve.

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Dingy Swallowtail

The following photograph is of a Dingy Swallowtail (Papilio anactus) I snapped a few days ago at the Williamstown Botanic Gardens.

Dingy Swallowtail

The Dingy Swallowtail is also known as the Dainty Swallowtail and the Small Citrus Butterfly. The male has a wing span of 67mm, while the female has a span of 72mm. The female has a larger abdominal size.

Dingy Swallowtails are active from November through to April. It is native to Australia.

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Sunset at Lake Corangamite

The following photographs were taken last night. It was four nights into the new year, and the signs were there that we could be in for a good sunset.Clouds are an integral part of sunset.

No1 – Golden Clouds

Lake Corangamite

I arrived about an hour before sunset. With the sun still above the horizon it gave the clouds a beautiful golden glow.

No2 – Changing cloud formation

Lake Corangamite

When the sun disappeared below the horizon, the formation of the clouds changed.

No3 – The colour show

Lake Corangamite

We all know that the real show starts well after the sun has left the stage.

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