Flow with whatever is happening and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate. Zhuang Zhou
Truth be told, its been quite a long time between drinks at “The Office”.
A lot been happening, but mostly, the weather, a sore heel that slows down my walking, lack of birds and perhaps general sloth has kept us away from The Office at the Werribee River Park.
You could also add the amount of time spent looking for and not finding those elusive Sacred Kingfishers, but that would be at tad churlish methinks.
So it was with quite a high degree of expectation that we loaded up Sir Perceval, and headed on one of his amazing Quests.
The evening light was both rich abundant and the breeze cool and we headed down toward the river crossing.
At first is seemed quite enough, but as the afternoon flowed on we managed quite a few interesting discoveries.
At the old Blue Stone ford we spied a young Sacred Kingfisher, so we nodded in agreement that they had indeed, been not only secretive, but productive as well.
Next we flushed but didn’t photograph several Nankeen Night-herons. A rare find at the best of time but perhaps they to are supporting young.
A Song Thrush was a great find and one we’d not previously seen in the area so that was a bit of a bonus. And plenty of young Dusky Woodswallows. One sat and preened and waited for someone to deliver a meal, but in the end, it had to contend with hunting for itself.
We spent a bit more time looking for possible Night-heron locations and found a very nervous White Ibis and then a White-faced Heron that was happy to preen in the evening light and in our presence.
Then just as we turned for home, a lone Swamp Harrier flushed from the reedbeds and flew out among the trees, quickly gaining height. The golden light burnishing the wings.
Back at the carpark, and ready to depart, when “Bernie” the local Brown Falcon flew in to some nearby gums for a quick preen before bedtime. Nice to see.