I have been aware for some time of the presence of a pair of Brolgas Grus rubicunda near Cotswold on the Moolort Plains. It wasn’t until today that I was fortunate enough to spot them, albeit at a distance of about 400 metres! These wonderful birds are rare in central Victoria – hopefully their numbers will increase in concert with some wetter years in the future. In the past the complex of wetlands across this area of the Plains has supported larger numbers of this species and a host of other waterbirds, many of which have nested there.
* Many thanks to Barb Willis for letting me know about these birds.