An evening stroll along the Loddon

A selection of images from a short stroll along the Loddon last evening. I was taken by the number of small birds using the Cane-grass areas for feeding – Clamorous reed-warblers, Superb Fairy-wrens, Red-browed Firetails and White-browed Scrub-wrens were all abundant and vocal. Blackwood Wattle flowered well last year and many specimens are festooned with beautiful orange-pink seed pods, while in the water and in the drying mud, Water Plantain Alisma plantago-aquatica, is producing spectacular flower spikes with masses of tiny pink flowers.

Blackwood

Blackwood Wattle seed pods, Loddon River @ Newstead, 5th January 2015.

BrownTreecreeper

Brown Treecreeper.

Reflections

A few drops from a passing shower produced these magical ripples.

SFW1

Male Superb Fairy-wren.

SFW2

I’ll claim this as an ‘artistic’ shot!

WaterPlantain1

Water Plantain is flowering well at present.

3 responses to “An evening stroll along the Loddon

  1. Helen Schofield

    Wondering what is in the background on the river bank?

    • Hi Helen – I guess you are referring to the pile fields in the background of the last image. They were placed about 10 years ago by the North Central CMA to prevent erosion along the western bank of the river. It has been reasonably successful although our big floods in 2010/11 impacted just down stream of the piles. That’s the nature of rivers though – they will do what nature dictates!
      Cheers, geoff

  2. Thank you so much, I take great delight in your beautiful photos.

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