Wet and Wild at Werribee

It is no surprise that for the best part of a week Victoria has experienced some very heavy rains.  The weather forecast continued on that theme as we prepared to go to Werribee to meet with the BirdLife Australia Melbourne Photographic Group.

We were having a field trip to WTP led by John Barkla to learn the finer points of migratory wader identification.

After meeting at the Paradise Road Gate, and organising a bit of car pooling, doing a radio check and other general chit-chat, we were ready to Go.

John took us down to the small ponds near the boat ramp, and within a few minutes there were more than enough birds to keep the identification going and the cameras clicking.

Probably the bird of the day was the Broad-billed Sandpiper, I even know how to spell it now.

For more pics from the day, visit the site I have set aside for Photogroup activities here.

Broad-billed Sandpiper